Sergio Aguero has denied a report carried in the Sun in which the player was quoted comparing himself to revolutionist Che Guevara.
A quote about the Argentine Marxist, known as El Che, was part of an alleged double-page interview in which it was claimed Aguero had talked himself up as a footballer. But now Aguero says the story was made up.
Aguero again took to his Twitter account to say: "Since I came to England I have not given any interviews to the media. The statements that have been published are not my words.
"Therefore, I deny making statements comparing myself to Che Guevara."
The Sun quoted Aguero as saying: "No one will ever be exactly like Maradona again but I really think that every so often there is a total revolution in football and someone needs to be the revolutionary who starts things off. That's me. Maradona made some 'noise' in his day and I want to roar a bit in my day - now.
"I like tricks, I like to dazzle, I like to be able to score a goal with one leg bent round the other so that you smack the ball into the net with your wrong foot. Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for.
"If I achieve what I want to then I'll mark a distinct era in football. I'm the Che Guevara of modern soccer."