Atlético denies Lucas Hernandez Bayern rumours

20 December 2018 11:51 GMT

Atletico Madrid have categorically denied Lucas Hernandez will leave for Bayern Munich in the January transfer window.

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According to Marca the Spanish publication reported on Wednesday that Bayern were ready to trigger the €80m (£72m) release clause for the France international defender.

But Atletico said in a statement: “Following the story published by the Marca newspaper on an alleged deal between Bayern Munich and our player Lucas Hernandez, according to which the German club is to trigger the Frenchman’s buyout clause in the January window, Atletico de Madrid wishes to state that, in conversation with our club, Lucas Hernandez has denied any deal with Bayern Munich and also any intention to exit our club.

“Additionally, the excellent relationship between Atletico de Madrid and the German club has led Bayern Munich to deny said operation during a conversation between officials of both clubs.”

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