Vietto denied Olympic call

Argentina have confirmed that Luciano Vietto will not represent the country at next month’s Olympic Games due to Atletico Madrid not releasing the striker.

The move is considered a surprise by Marca due to Angel Correa’s inclusion in the squad as Vietto instead reported for preseason training with Atleti under the orders of Diego Simeone.

“[Jonathan] Calleri will replace Vietto, who was not released [by Atleti],” Argentina’s Olympic boss Julio Olarticoechea announced on Thursday.

The news was quickly followed by a report that claimed Sevilla had joined the race to sign the former Villarreal attacker.

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