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QUOTE Agüero Rejects Chelsea

Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Agüero has turned down the opportunity to join Chelsea after the West London club agreed to pay the release clause of his contract.

Agüero has enjoyed a superb second season in the Spanish top flight, scoring a number of vital goals and establishing himself as one of the best young players in world football.

Such performances have clearly garnered attention for the 19 year old, with 'AS' reporting that a number of clubs have approached Atletico in the last week with proposals to sign Agüero.

Atletico rejected most of the offers out of hand, but were forced to accept Chelsea's bid as it matched Agüero's release clause of €55million.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to start a new era at Stamford Bridge following the likely break-up of the Jose Mourinho crafted team and is looking for exciting young talents who can fulfil his wish for attractive attacking football.

Agüero is one such player, but has rejected the opportunity to join Chelsea, indicating that he prefers to show loyalty to Atletico and continue the development of his game in Spain rather than make the jump to England.

The Argentine striker has settled well at Atletico and is clearly keen to repay the faith they showed in him by spending €20-odd million to sign him from Independiente in 2006, especially with the lure of Champions League football next season.

Inter Milan are thought to have been one of the other clubs that approached Atletico in the last week but with the Italian club unwilling to match Chelsea's offer and Agüero intent on staying in Madrid, there interest seems futile for now.


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It wasn't an offer as it's his buy-out clause and it's 55 m Euros, not Pounds.

Still an offer such as that it's like a present, and its still a lot of money. He's worth it in Football Manager terms, but in real terms, I don't think so!

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Diego Maradona believes Argentine ace Sergio Aguero would leave Atletico Madrid for either Manchester City or Chelsea if they made an offer for him.

Aguero is one of the most sought-after players in Europe after impressing for club and country in the last year.

Atletico Madrid are determined to keep hold of the prolific striker with all of Europe's top clubs credited with an interest in his services.

Aguero, who is seeing Maradona's daughter, has insisted he is happy with life in the Spanish capital, but the Argentina boss has given suitors of the striker encouragement by claiming the 20-year-old would consider a move to England.

"If Chelsea, City or Inter Milan come in with sufficient money then Atletico will take it - it is the law of football," Maradona told Marca.

"If they can pay the right money then they can take Kun [Aguero].

"I don't particularly want Kun to leave Atletico but I always try to tell the truth and all those clubs must know what will happen if they come up with the cash."


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Doesn't really matter when there's money involved though. City are obviously richer than us now, so even if we make the first bid, City are obviously going to want to make a better one aren't they??

If City rival us for any player, its obvious they're going to beat us to them with a greater amount of money at their disposal. But that can work to our advantage, we just have to play the transfer market at its own game. For example, if we put down a £60 million bid for Aguero which was accepted, City would then have to pay a substantial more for the player. So if we don't get the player, we've made City spend more than they need to, and whilst they are busy negotiating for that one player, we can be going elsewhere at the same time as emptying their wallets that little bit sooner. Its not difficult, but I guess for Kenyon it is.

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Kenyon does need to pull some finger out when it comes to transfer dealings, its not really one of our strong points, however we still have much that City don't, and that is we are already a world class side, we have world class youngsters coming through, we are a top performer in Champions League every season and will no longer pay over the top for players that are not worth it! So if they outbid us by paying outrageous amounts then good for them, there are plenty of high class players in this world and they cant buy them all

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Ancelotti on his way to Stamford Bridge — with £50m Aguero


Ancelotti could be joined by £50m Argentine Aguero

Carlo Ancelotti is set to be unveiled as Chelsea's new manager this week and the FA Cup winners will make a further statement of intent by stepping up their pursuit of £50million forward Sergio Aguero.

Ancelotti is expected to confirm his intention to move to Stamford Bridge after his current employers, AC Milan, complete their Serie A season against Fiorentina.

Chelsea also believe they have overtaken Inter Milan and former manager Jose Mourinho in the race to sign Atletico Madrid's Argentine star Aguero, one of the hottest properties in world football.

Sources in Italy insist Ancelotti will take up the reins at Chelsea this week, with the only doubt being about precisely when he will start work. If sacked he could, in theory, take over tomorrow but if he resigns the clubs are likely to spend the day discussing compensation and so delay his arrival until Tuesday.

Ancelotti, who will rely on former AC Milan team-mate Ray Wilkins to help him settle in after his efforts to bring in backroom staff from Italy were foiled, is said to have agreed a three-year contract worth almost £5m a year, with a bonus of nearly £1m more for every major trophy he wins.

To help him do that, Chelsea are moving closer to signing Aguero, the Argentina international who would help provide the flair owner Roman Abramovich craves. The 20-year-old is almost certain to leave Atletico Madrid this summer and join the club's previous idol, Liverpool's Fernando Torres, in the Premier League.




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