Chelsea given 50m deadline

CHELSEA have 24 hours to meet Sergio Aguero's �50million get-out clause at Atletico Madrid. (The Sun)The Argie star is set to face Panathinaikos in tomorrow's Champions League qualifier unless the Blues increase their �42m bid.

CHELSEA have 24 hours to meet Sergio Aguero's �50million get-out clause at Atletico Madrid. (The Sun)

The Argie star is set to face Panathinaikos in tomorrow's Champions League qualifier unless the Blues increase their �42m bid.

If Aguero plays, he will be cup-tied for Chelsea's own European campaign this season - scuppering the deal.

Atletico insist they do not want to let the striker go.


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And the Spanish club fear a backlash from their fans if they sell Aguero, 21, so close to the start of the season.

Missing out on anothermajor summer target would be a huge blow for Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.

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He was pipped by Real Madrid in the race to sign Kaka. And the Blues' bid to land Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery has also hit the buffers.

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