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Aguero rules out move from Atletico

Aguero's striking talents have made him hot property on the European transfer scene.
Aguero's striking talents have made him hot property on the European transfer scene.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sergio Aguero pledges his loyalty to Spanish La Liga strugglers Atletico Madrid
  • Aguero is a reported transfer target for English Premier League leaders Chelsea
  • Atletico teammate Maxi Rodriquez linked with a move to Liverpool

(CNN) -- Transfer window target Sergio Aguero has pledged his future to Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid despite being linked to a string of top clubs, including English Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Aguero, an Argentina international at the age of 21, claims he is paying no attention to intense media speculation that he will be poached from struggling Atletico.

He told the club's official Web site www.clubatleticodemadrid.com: "I am aware that there are always rumors about my future, but actually I am isolated from everything.

"I have always made clear my commitment to Atletico and everybody knows it."

Aguero has become a firm favorite at the Vicente Calderon stadium since moving from Independiente in 2006 and helped them to fourth place in La Liga last season.

I am a very young boy. A lot has already happened, but I still have much to learn
--Sergio Aguero

Atletico's domestic campaign has faltered this term and they lie 15th going into 2010, just two points above the relegation zone, but Aguero is undaunted.

"I am happy to be spending my fourth year at Atletico Madrid," he said.

"Now I know the Spanish league very well and that has made me grow as a footballer.

"I am a very young boy. A lot has already happened, but I still have much to learn."

Chelsea have been linked to Aguero after losing key players, including top scorer Dider Drogba to this month's Africa Cup of Nations.

In the meantime, Aguero will attempt to revive his current side's fortunes as Quique Sanchez Flores' men entertain third-placed Sevilla on Saturday.

"The situation now is not good, but we must realize that we are practically the same players from last season except the odd change," added Aguero.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports News reported Friday that his out of favor teammate Maxi Rodriguez is a target for English Premier League Liverpool, who are in the market to add to their squad after a disappointing start to the season.