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Simeone demanded Atletico Madrid not sell Angel Correa to Barcelona

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was determined not to lose Angel Correa over the summer.

Simeone is convinced by the quality of his fellow Argentine and fought off interest from Barcelona to keep hold of the striker.

El Mundo Deportivo says Barca made an attempt for Correa, but Simeone demanded Atletico not consider selling. The response to Barca was they could sign the striker for €60 million.

Barca had plans to sign Correa after Atletico beat them to former Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro, but Simeone refused to consider doing business.

Correa, 21, was kept on by Simeone this season, despite major loan interest.

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