City: Aguero in as Tevez deal off

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Updated: July 20, 2011

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Manchester City has agreed to pay 38 million pounds for Athletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero.

The 23-year-old, who scored 20 goals in 32 games last season, is viewed as the man to succeed Carlos Tevez, who is still set to leave the club despite seeing a move to Corinthians collapse.

City looks to have landed Aguero, who is the son in law of Argentinean legend Diego Maradona, after they agreed to match the release-clause figure in his contract and pay a salary of £152,000 after tax.

Meanwhile Tevez’s move to Corinthians is over after the Brazilian side released a statement saying that time had run out to complete a deal before the closure of the Brazilian transfer window.

Despite agreeing a free of 40 million pounds for the City Skipper, the move broke down after Corinthians, who couldn’t pay the full amount up front, failed to provide the necessary assurances that they could pay in instalments.

The statement released by Corinthians read: ‘The board of SC Corinthians hereby officially announce the impossibility of signing the Argentine striker Carlos Tevez.

‘While recognising the efforts of Manchester City and everyone involved in the negotiation, there is no more time for the transfer to be completed, given that the (Brazilian) transfer window to sign players from abroad ends on Wednesday, July 20.

‘Aware of the enormous dream of our supporters for the striker to once again play for Corinthians, the board hopes to count on Tevez in the near future.’

While Corinthian’s are already plotting a January move City are moving on and are hoping to now sell Tevez to an European rival. Despite the 27 year old wishing to move closer to his family who are currently living in Argentina, it is believed his family may move to a European country with a culture similar to Argentina.

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