Simeone rejects Adrian PL link

  • By: Francisco Acedo
  • Last Updated: July 21 2012, 13:20 BST

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists Adrian will not be leaving the club amid continued speculation linking Tottenham Hotspur with the striker.

Adrian: Linked with Tottenham but is not for sale

Adrian joined Atletico from Deportivo La Coruna 12 months ago and he enjoyed an impressive debut season at the Vicente Calderon, playing a key role in the club's Europa League triumph.

The Spain international, who has three years remaining on his contract, has been mooted as a transfer target for Premier League rivals Arsenal and Spurs.

 Adrian Lopez

18. Adrian Lopez

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Though Atletico president Enrique Cerezo stated earlier this week that there have been no enquiries for the 24-year-old, rumours of Spurs' interest are not slowing down.

Simeone has now outlined his position on the future of Adrian and he is adamant that the forward will not be sold this summer.

"Adrian will not leave Atletico Madrid," Simeone told a press conference. "That is clear."

According to reports, Adrian has a release clause of €18million (£14m) in his contract and has yet to agree on a fresh deal with Atletico.