Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente insists he is happy at the club but admits ‘anything can happen in football’ following a bid from Manchester United.
The 26-year-old played an important role under Diego Simeone last season, netting nine times and registering eight assists as Los Rojiblancos clinched the Spanish title ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
AS reported in April that the Red Devils are firmly among his admirers, contacting the Spaniards and offering a deal worth €80 million (£68.5 million).
It was reported that Marcos’ desire was to remain in Spain with the star now appearing to confirm that plan – while also leaving the door open for a transfer later down the line.
‘I have many years left. My idea is to continue, I’m fine, I’m happy at Atlético de Madrid. We have had a great season winning the League,’ he told AS.
‘Anything can happen in football, but I don’t think about that kind of thing. I am happy and now I am with the national team.’
United are already in discussions with Atletico over a move for defender Kieran Trippier.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is poised to bolster his options at right-back with the Englishman understood to be interested in a return to the north west of England.
Atletico however are determined to retain his services who Simeone sees as a key member of his roster.