Friday May 27 2011
Juve want €45m Aguero, admit Atletico

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Juventus want Sergio Aguero – but they've warned the Italians that he will cost €45m.

Speaking to Radio Marca, Atletico chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin rejected claims that Real Madrid wanted the player by revealing that Juve have come forward.

"I have received no offer from Real Madrid and [President] Florentino Perez has assured me that they are not interested in the player," Marin noted.

"The only side which I have talked to are Juventus. I have been contacted by the Italian club, they have sent me a letter in which they have asked to negotiate for the player.

"Last Monday we received a fax from the Bianconeri. They showed their interest, but we will only let Aguero go for €45m – and not a euro less."

That figure is the same as Aguero's release clause in his contract. Although such clauses are only valid domestically, in this case to Spanish clubs, it seems that Atletico still expect that sort of figure.

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta did meet with Aguero's agents in Turin recently, but it is understood that he has yet to make Atletico an offer for the Argentine.