Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has ruled out the sale of defender Sime Vrsaljko, despite reported strong interest from Italy.
The full-back has previously played in Serie A for both Genoa and Sassuolo with a lack of first-team playing time at Los Rojiblancos fuelling rumours of a return to the league.
“Vrsaljko is an Atletico Madrid player and I expect him to remain an Atletico Madrid player in 2018 too,” Cerezo told Radio CRC.
“We have always had a good rapport with all clubs, but one mustn’t misunderstand a good rapport for being the desire to negotiate for a player. I speak to (Napoli President Aurelio) De Laurentiis about cinema!
“I think Vrsaljko will stay with Atletico. In fact, I am certain of it.”
Napoli, Juventus and Inter have been the clubs most strongly linked for the Croatian.