Atletico have reported Barcelona to FIFA for unsettling the Frenchman.
"We will always defend the interests of the club," Cerezo explained.
"It's a matter of respect. Be that from across Spain, aboard, or wherever."
The president continued: "We say goodbye to 2017, a year that has been unforgettable for Atletico.
"We said goodbye to the unforgettable Calderon, we have since inaugurated the Wanda Metropolitano.
"Furthermore, we have had to live with the FIFA sanction despite the unfair punishment we have remained competitive."