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Atletico’s young starlet wants the Blues to make him the highest paid footballer in the Premier League…

Chelsea’s attempt to sign Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid has hit a road block as the player’s sky-high wage demands seem to have put off Blues owner, Roman Abramovich.

The Daily Telegraph has reported that the west London outfit’s chief executive, Peter Kenoyn, have in fact already begun negotiations with his Spanish counterparts to bring ‘El Kun’ to Stamford Bridge, but the company that represents the player, IMG, has demanded, through Israeli agent Pini Zahavi, a weekly pay of €250,000 (₤220,000) per week or €13 million (₤11m) gross per season.

The Spanish media, including AS, is highly sceptical that Chelsea would submit to that requests, considering they would have to dish out over €50m (₤43m) to Los Colchoneros for the transfer fee, which would be another British record, easily eclipsing Robinho’s €40m (₤34m) move from Real Madrid to Manchester City last summer.

Atletico, meanwhile, are quietly confident that they will hang on to the 21-year-old Argentine. They are aware that not many of Europe’s top guns will try to match Chelsea’s €50m bid and attempt to meet the player’s personal demands at the same time, while even fewer clubs can afford to meet his €60m buy-out clause.

KS Leong, Goal.com

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