Chelsea have dismissed reports that they made a £52million bid for Atletico Madrid pair Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin.
Comments from Rojiblancos majority shareholder Miguel Angel Gil in Madrid suggested that the Blues had made an attempt at an audacious double swoop for the duo.
Gil claimed that the club had rejected Chelsea’s offer, and another from Real Madrid, saying: “In the last week, we have received two offers.
“One from Real for Aguero for €45million and the other from Chelsea for Aguero and Diego Godin for €60million.
“Atletico have said no to the two offers because they believe in these two players.”
However, it is understood that no approach has been made from the Premier League holders.
Chelsea have been linked with Argentine striker Aguero for several years, but have so far not managed to lure the player to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea refused to comment directly on the claims, with a spokesman saying: “We never comment on transfer speculation, no matter how wild it is.”