Diego: I have not been approached by Atletico Madrid

Wolfsburg player Diego has announced that Atletico Madrid have not approached him regarding a transfer to La Liga and reiterated that he wants to concentrate on helping the German side improve.

The 27-year-old’s career at the Wolves seemed all but over after he had a huge falling out with then-coach Felix Magath, and was sent on loan to Los Colchoneros last season.

He was widely expected to jump ship in the summer after the trainer made clear that Diego is not part of his plans, but a move never materialised.

Following, Magath’s exit from the club, however, the Brazilian has integrated back into the team and stated that he is completely focused on Wolfsburg.

“We hear a lot about me in Spain, but I can confirm I have not had any contact with Atletico,” Diego told Kicker.

“I am at Wolfsburg and very grateful for my situation. I just hope I have a good season.”

The attacking midfielder made it clear that he is prepared to fight to keep his club away from relegation, but also has hopes that his side will eventually climb up the league into one of the top positions.

“We are prepared to fight to avoid relegation,” he added.

“I hope we can get into the top four, but we know our situation is complicated. We have to go step by step.”