June 23, 2009

Manchester United is reportedly ready to pay $84 million to sign Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Spanish daily Marca.

The Argentine striker was not in great form last season but is still regarded as one of the best young talents in Europe and Man. United is apparently keen to bring him to Old Trafford.

However, as was reported earlier Tuesday, Atletico has stated that it will not be accepting any bids for Aguero or Diego Forlan, so any offer would have to be above his buy-out clause.

One positive factor for the English club is that it has a good relationship with IMG, which negotiates matters for the Argentine forward among others.

Apparently the player himself would not be against a move to United, and he would be an ideal replacement for not only Cristiano Ronaldo, but also Carlos Tevez. The Argentine looks set to move to cross-city rival Manchester City, leaving United short up front and in need of a new forward.

The Red Devils' plan is reportedly to talk to Atletico about a possible deal and to try and negotiate a suitable price for the forward.

If the Spanish club is not willing to sell for under the buy-out clause, then it is thought that United is willing to pay the $84 million fee.

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