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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has dismissed reports that he was the subject of an offer from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid during the transfer window, Sky Sports reports.
Rumours from Spain this summer suggested that the former Malaga man was the target of the Copa Del Rey winners as they looked to splurge some of the cash they received from the sale of Radamel Falcao when he left to join Monaco.
However, Atletico club president Enrique Cerezo brushed off the speculation by saying that no deal was in place to bring the highly-rated playmaker to the Vicente Calderon.
And Cazorla himself was quick to echo the statements made by Cerezo as well as admitting that he is not fazed by transfer rumours when they arise.
“No because there was never anything in that,” Cazorla told Marca.
“Like Cerezo said, there was no offer made and I was always calm about it.”
Cazorla has increasingly become one of Arsene Wenger’s most influential players as his debut season in England saw him pick up 12 goals and 14 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions.
His influence within the Spanish national side has remained steady too, and he is largely expected to be a part of his nation’s World Cup party in Brazil next year.