Report: Manchester City determined to keep Alvaro Negredo from Atletico Madrid

Manchester City's Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo celebrates scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England on December 26, 2013
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Manchester City reportedly have no intention of selling Alvaro Negredo to Atletico Madrid this summer.

Manchester City reportedly have no intention of selling striker Alvaro Negredo this summer, despite reports that Atletico Madrid are interested in his services.

The 28-year-old has been touted as a possible replacement for Diego Costa, who is widely expected to join Chelsea this summer.

Despite reports claiming that City want around £20m for the forward, it is believed that the club have had no contact with the La Liga champions and do not want to offload the 28-year-old, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Reports in Spain have claimed that Atletico have offered £12m to City for Negredo, who scored 23 goals in 48 appearances for the Premier League champions last season.

It has been reported that the Spaniard, who moved to City from Sevilla last year, is yet to feel settled in England.

Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final first leg match between against West Ham United on January 8, 2014
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