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Valencia deny Gago exit talk

Dec 04, 2012 6:52 PM GMT

Fernando Gago has not demanded to leave Valencia, the president of the La Liga club has said.

Manuel Llorente insists that reports suggesting that the Argentine midfielder had demanded a January transfer following the firing of coach Mauricio Pellegrino are inaccurate.

While the club supremo is unaware of such a request, he has admitted that the former Real Madrid man was not happy with the decision to sack countryman Pellegrino.

"Gago has not told me he wants to leave in the past 24 hours. When Pellegrino was fired he was one of the angriest players, but what he said should stay in the dressing room," Llorente told AS.

"At no moment did I ever interpret it as him wanting to leave the club. He was definitely angry and affected by the news, as were other players.

"If anyone does want to leave, the door is open, but if both sides are willing, we will carry on as before."

The 26-year-old Gago joined Valencia from Real in the close-season transfer window and has made 14 official appearances for the club.