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Chelsea chase for Aguero to go to wire

Chelsea's pursuit of Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero is set to go to the wire in this summer's market.

The Mail on Sunday says though the club are keen to deliver a star signing for new manager Carlo Ancelotti - with the best will in the world, Yuri Zhirkov does not fit the bill - Atletico's asking price has been £50million and despite reports in Spain, no new bid is on the table.

The Argentine striker did impress in front of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in his country's 3-2 win over Russia in Moscow but this could go down to the deadline.

Atletico have a dilemma ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Panathinaikos: if they play him, he is ineligible for the tournament. If they leave him out, they risk missing the group stages.

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