20-goal winger's agent comments on Chelsea and Atletico rumours

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The agent of Napoli star Jose Callejon has rubbished speculation that his client could move to Chelsea or Atletico Madrid.

After 20 goals and eight assists across all competitions for Jose Callejon in his debut Napoli season, it’s of no surprise to see clubs elsewhere interested in his services.

The Spaniard left Real Madrid for the San Paolo last summer after the departure of manager Jose Mourinho, who brought the club's academy product back to the Santiago Bernabeu from Espanyol in 2011.

Callejon made the €10 million Napoli paid for him look like a steal last term as he outshone fellow wingers Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne, flourishing under fellow Spaniard Rafael Benitez.

However, the 27-year-old’s impressive form in the shadow of Vesuvius has reportedly prompted attention from some more attractive clubs - Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.

Mourinho is thought to be keen to reunite with his former favourite in West London, while Madrid's fierce city-rivals Atletico are rumoured to be on his trail after picking up the La Liga title and falling just short in the Champions League.

But according to agent Manuel Garcia Quilon, there is nothing concrete to the speculation about Callejon’s future.

He told Fantagazzetta when quizzed on interest from Chelsea and Atletico: 'I’ve heard these rumours, and they’re only rumours, because I have received nothing [in terms of offers]. Many things are being written right now but with certainty, I repeat, there is nothing.

'Napoli are a great side and he has the full confidence of the club and the coach, I don’t think I need to add any more. Doubts only come from others, we certainly have none'.

Coming off the best season of his career, Callejon’s €10m fee looks a real bargain and there’s no definitive reason to think that club and player would part ways at this point.

What’s clear is that Benitez and his bosses view him as central to the Napoli project, and this idea seems to have been passed down to the player and his representative.

Quilon’s words all but confirm that Callejon won’t be on his way to Chelsea or Atletico, but instead he will carry on in southern Italy to build on his initial success in Serie A.

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