Monday, 31 January 2011

Spurs have £38.5m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero rejected

Tottenham have failed with a sensational swoop for Argentina international and Chelsea target Sergio Aguero.

Chelsea reportedly tried to sign the diminutive Atletico Madrid striker along with Uruguayan defender Diego Godin for £52million earlier this week.

Talks broke down with the Spanish club after a fee couldn’t be agreed between the clubs and Tottenham tried to take advantage despite boss Harry Redknapp’s assertion that Spurs would not be doing anymore business in the transfer window.

According to Sky Sports Tottenham had the bid rejected earlier today. They were willing to meet the release clause in Aguero’s contract but the striker was not willing to pay the extra tax add-ons.

The chase for Aguero follows a familiar story for Spurs in this January transfer window as they have had bids rejected from a number of other clubs for strikers, most recently Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Negredo.

Spurs met Llorente’s release clause but tax implications also put paid to any chance of signing the striker.

Harry Redknapp was also in Spain last week to watch Diego Forlan play with a view to following up his interest in the Uruguay striker, though wages have proved to be a stumbling block.

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