It’s being reported in the English media that Chelsea are set to reignite their interest in Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero.
The Daily Mail is reporting that it could take a bid of at least £20m to prize the young Argentine forward away from Madrid, after a disappointing World Cup for his country.
Kun only started once for Argentina in South Africa, despite being the son-in-law of the national manager, Diego Maradona.
The British newspaper said that “the 22-year-old has both the quality and the youthful legs Chelsea need for next season as they bid to turn their domestic dominance into glory in Europe.”
Kun signed for Atlético in Summer 2006 for a reported fee of around £19m (€23m), and it’s unlikely that los Rojiblancos will accept a bid of anything less than double what they originally paid for the forward.
With a reported minimum fee release clause of around £50m (€60m), and unless the young man declares his intention to leave Spain, Atlético president Enrique Cerezo expects the player to stay.
“Nowadays, players ply their trade where they want to. However, I’m sure that Sergio Agüero wants to play at Atletico Madrid again next season.” he told Spanish sports paper Marca last week.
“I don’t expect any problems with Agüero. He’ll stay with us for at least one more season.”