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Agent: Chelsea interest in Jackson Martínez "no lie"

Talk of a swap deal for Diego Costa refuses to go away, but player's agent says the Colombia international wants to be a success at Atlético.

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Jackson Martínez in action at the Vicente Calderón. | SERGIO PEREZ

Media reports in England a few days ago suggested a possible swap deal between Chelsea and Atlético involving Diego Costa and Jackson Martínez. AS contacted the Colombia international's agent, Henrique Pompeo, to ask about the veracity of those claims.

"Jackson wants to be a success at Atlético, and he will be, but it's the club that decides his future," Pompeo said. Asked about Chelsea's interest, he added: "I can't say it's a lie, this is football and nobody knows what the future holds, what I can say is that Jackson isn't a player who leaves a club unless it's through the front door."

"He made a decision and he's very happy in Madrid, he loves the club, although obviously he would have preferred to have got off to a different start on a personal level, but he's happy for the squad because things are going well. Jackson is very grateful to Atlético, to Gil Marín and Cerezo, because they made a big economic effort to sign him and with calm and continuity Jackson will pay them back on the pitch. He's had to adapt to a new mentality playing style, and a thousand other things, and then he was injured," Pompeo said.

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