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Real Madrid Boss Jose Mourinho Blasts 'False' Reports of Aguero-Higuain Swap

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 03:  Head coach Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid talks to the media during a press conference ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid and APOEL FC at Valdebebas training ground on April 3, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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Christopher HallAnalyst IApril 3, 2012

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho furiously denied Spanish newspaper reports that his side was looking to lure Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero to Spain.

Mourinho dismissed the reports during a Tuesday press conference and accused the press of trying to undermine his team. (From RealMadrid.com):

You lot [the press] want to unsettle with your articles. This group is strong and united. We've always felt the same way and we will stick together to the end. We will cry or laugh together on the very last day.

You ask about Higuain and Aguero as a consequence to a front page with false information. If I start commenting on false front pages we’ll never stop doing it.

The AS cover story that prompted the reporter's question and Mourinho's angry response had Real Madrid offering striker Gonzalo Higuain plus more than $10 million in cash to Manchester City in return for Aguero.

Madrid's director of institutional relations, Emilio Butragueno, echoed Mourinho's dismissal of the report. (From The Guardian):

Rumours seem to be inevitable. But we are delighted with Higuain. He's scored 24 goals in 20 league games... He is a world-class striker and we intend for him to stay here many years. He arrived here very young and we regard him as a club player. He has always behaved impeccably, whether he plays or not.

Real Madrid's next match is on Wednesday when they host APOEL Nicosia for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie. Madrid won the first leg 3-0.

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