Simeone: Adrian will not leave Atletico Madrid

The attacker has been linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon, but his boss has made it clear that a transfer will not be happening as he looks to keep his key players
Diego Simeone has stated that striker Adrian will not leave Atletico Madrid this summer.

The talented forward has been linked with a Vicente Calderon exit during the summer transfer window, but the Argentine trainer has poured cold water on the rumours.

“The arrival of new players will make us more competitive, so there is internal competition. The major players need to stay,” he told reporters when asked about the 24-year-old’s future.

Simeone was then quizzed about playmaker Diego, who spent last season on loan with the Europa League champions, but has since returned to Wolfsburg.

"We're always open to what might happen; we will deal with whatever situation arises," the former Racing boss continued.

Finally, Simeone has confirmed that youngster Oliver Torres is training with the senior side following his European Under-19 Championship triumph with Spain.

"We have to be patient with him. He is a young guy, who still has lessons to learn. At the moment he is with us in the group,” the 42-year-old concluded.