"Awww, but I wanted to go!" Despite reports to the contrary, Chelsea have apparently not bid on Athletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero.
If you think a £52M bid for Athletico Madrid duo Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin sounded like someone had gone off the deep end, well, you were probably right, at least according to the Telegraph, which 'understands' that no bid was ever made by Chelsea to acquire Kun Aguero's services. When asked to respond to reports that Athletico had claimed Chelsea had jumped in with a huge double bid for the pair, a club spokesman was nonplussed:
"We never comment on transfer speculation... no matter how wild it is."
-Chelsea FC Spokesman. Source: Telegraph.
That's not exactly a denial, but the sheer lunacy of the proposed deal made earlier quotes by Athletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil seem, well, crazy. Gil seemed to be claiming that he considers Aguero (and to a lesser extent Godin) invaluable, boasting that he'd turned down bids for the 22 year-old Argentine striker by both Real Madrid and Chelsea for ridiculous amounts of money. Sounds just like he's trying to jack up the price for two fairly valuable properties while the club's in financial trouble to me, but what do I know? As for the Blues, they certainly do have money to spend, but perhaps not quite that much. £52M is a lot of cash!
Striker Aguero already has 14 goals in all competitions this season and has been heavily linked to a move Chelsea for years. Meanwhile, Uruguayan centre half Diego Godin, 24, who only joined Madrid for £7M this summer following a successful spell at Villerreal, was mentioned as a possible candidate to fix Chelsea's problems in central defence, a position that appears to have gone to Benfica's David Luiz.