Atleti deny Cholo ‘rumour’

Atletico Madrid director Clemente Villaverde insists reports of Coach Diego Simeone going to Inter Milan is “only a rumour”.

Reports in the Italian press suggested the Nerazzurri were lining up a bumper contract for their former Argentine midfield to take the reins at the San Siro next summer, but Villaverde –a former Atletico defender who now forms part of the club staff – dismissed the reports.

“It’s only a rumour,” executive director Villaverde insisted on BeIn Sports.

“Cholo’s future is Atletico Madrid and nothing more. I haven’t heard any new rumours lately. As far as I am concerned, it’s clear that he is our Coach.”

The future of Simeone has been in doubt since he shortened his contract at the Vicente Calderon by one year last October, meaning his current deal now expires in June 2018.

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