WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

24/06/2009 09:04

Papers: Reds in for Sergio

Fergie's £45m Sergio swoop


Manchester United have targeted Atletico Madrid’s £45m striker Sergio Aguero. Sir Alex Ferguson has turned his sights on the young Argentine star after giving up on Valencia’s David Villa, who is expected to join Real Madrid. Aguero – nicknamed Kun – has scored 37 league goals in the last two years for Atletico and is only still 21. Chelsea have already made contact over the talented striker, but were put off by his £200,000-a-week wage demands. United would be prepared to offer Aguero, who is married to Diego Maradona’s daughter, a five-year deal at £120,000 a week, but again hope the lure of Old Trafford would be enough to attract him. Atletico’s president Enrique Cerezo has made it clear recently that the club would be willing to listen to ‘interesting’ offers for their star player.
Danny Fullbrook, Daily Star

In other news, ESPN - the American sports network that has won the rights to show 46 Barclays Premier League matches next season - will set up a new stand-alone channel to screen the games as it seeks to build a powerful presence in UK sport.

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