Confusion over Yakin's Atletico rumours
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Swiss ace has been courted by several leading European clubs with Liverpool, Celtic and Parma all monitoring his situation.
Yakin impressed in last season's Champions League as Basel clinched a surprise spot in the second group phase.
The talented schemer is available for a cut-price é¼1.5 million but Basel are still awaiting concrete offers for Yakin.
The 26-year-old's representative, Ertan Iriziks, though, had been reported as saying earlier this week that Yakin had agreed to join Atletico and the onus was on the Spanish club to concur on a fee with Basel.
But Iriziks has revealed that his comments had been misinterpreted due to his lack of command of the English language and insists no deal is in place for Yakin to move to La Liga.
Iriziks said: "My English is simply not so good.
"This week, nothing at all is happening because Hakan is on vacation."