Chelsea, Manchester City Given $65 Million Price Tag on Aguero: Roundup

The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.

Aguero Price Tag

Atletico Madrid has told likely bidders Chelsea and Manchester City they can sign Sergio Aguero for 40 million pounds ($65 million), the Sun reported.

The Argentine striker, 22, stated his wish to leave Atletico two days ago. Real Madrid is also interested, the Sun added.

Gunner Benzema?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dropped a “major hint” he may try to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, the Daily Mirror reported.

He said a move for the player “doesn’t seem impossible,” even though the Mirror said it would be a major change in his transfer policy.

Chelsea Overhaul

Chelsea is moving ahead with an overhaul of the playing staff, with up to five players leaving and five arriving, the Independent reported.

While the Blues may offer Didier Drogba a contract extension, Nicolas Anelka and Yuri Zhirkov may be among those on the way out. Chelsea is currently without a manager after Carlo Ancelotti’s exit.

Gomes for PSV?

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes’s future at Tottenham is in doubt after he told PSV Eindhoven he wants to go back to the Dutch team, the Daily Mail reported.

Gomes, who joined Spurs three years ago, has had a “mixed” season in this campaign, making several blunders alongside good performances, the newspaper added.

Sanchez Shock

Mexican legend Hugo Sanchez is the “shock name in the frame” to be Barnsley’s new manager, the Mirror reported.

Barnsley is stunned by the interest in the job shown by the former Real Madrid striker, who’s keen to come to England, the newspaper said. Rochdale’s Keith Hill is another option, the Mirror added.

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