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Atletico president on Cazorla, Chicharito and Chelsea interest in Miranda

Javier Hernandez

Atletico Madrid are not interested in signing Arsenal or Manchester United's attackers, and have had no contact from Chelsea over Joao Miranda.

Atletico Madrid have released a statement via their club president Enrique Cerezo indicating that, contrary to previous reports as speculated by the British and Spanish press, the club are not interested in Arsenal midfielder Santiago Cazorla nor Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

The Vicente Calderon outfit are also yet to be approached by Chelsea regarding the availability of centre back Joao Miranda, despite speculation linking Jose Mourinho's side with a £20 million offer for the Brazilian defender.

"Many names have been said, but Cazorla, [Fernando] Torres, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez]… none of them are on our agenda," said Cerezo.

Cazorla returned to Arsenal first-team training nine days ago, has been out tour with the Gunners and has expressed content at his current situation.

However, the player mentioned in an interview with AS that Atletico were a model for a club to aspire to, presumably because of their extraordinary season last year where they broke the duopoly that existed in the Spanish division by claiming the championship title, before missing out in the Champions League final to local rivals Real Madrid.

That interview led to speculation over his future but with no official stance from Arsenal, Atletico's capture of Anoine Griezmann and Cerezo's latest statement, it is perhaps safe to presume that Cazorla will continue to stride out at the Emirates Stadium.

Hernandez, though, is seemingly available on the transfer market as he is surplus to requirements at Manchester United. But with Atleti's acquisition of Mario Mandzukic, a regular first-team spot in Madrid would not be guaranteed.

Cerezo continued by remarking on a Chelsea target: "I have no idea about any offer [for Miranda] and if I've not heard anything it's because he is going to stay, I'm sure of that."

Miranda does reportedly have a release clause of £25 million in his contract but an alleged bid from the Blues fell short of this. Cerezo statement implies there was no bid in the first place, despite numerous reports that highlighted why the deal made sense (statistically speaking he compared well to John Terry and Nemanja Vidic's performance level from last season and he shares the same agent as Jose Mourinho - Jorge Mendes).

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