Chelsea, Man Utd invited to bid for £40M Aguero

Atletico Madrid are ready to bring forward plans to sell Sergio Aguero.
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Atletico Madrid are ready to bring forward plans to sell Sergio Aguero.

The Mirror says Aguero will be put up for sale to spark a massive auction - with Chelsea, Manchester City and even Manchester United on standby for a £40million chase.

Atletico Madrid have tabled a £10million offer for fellow Argentine Eduardo Salvio, who is seen as Aguero's successor both for club and country.

The Spanish side want to tie up a deal quickly with Salvio's club Lanus and have started to rush through the talks as they know Aguero may be on his way to the Premier League.

Chelsea have been after Aguero for weeks but have run into a major snag over his personal terms. While, super-rich City are flexing their muscles, with their Arab management keen to restore some face after the Mark Hughes sacking debacle.

City could step in if Robinho pushes to go or Craig Bellamy becomes unsettled by the changes at the top. Aguero would be at home at Eastlands with his pal Carlos Tevez already there.

And neighbours United - who have money to spend on the right player - are watching developments and waiting to see what the price is before entering the bidding.

Sir Alex Ferguson wants an extra attacker and has been on Aguero's trail for some time. There are doubts at United about whether he is physically strong enough for English football, but they still remain interested.

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