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Jay Z meets New York Mets over mega Robinson Cano deal

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Robinson Cano's representatives - including Jay Z - met with New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon to discuss the player's future, reports the New York Post.

The wrapper-turned-sports agent was reported to be "intimately involved" with the affairs of Major League Baseball's top free agent and he delivered on that promise by meeting with the Mets on Monday night.

Alongside other representatives from his Roc Nation Sports company, Jay-Z met with Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant general manager John Ricco at a top Manhattan hotel to discuss Cano's free agency.

The New York Yankees second baseman is testing the free agency market in the hope of generating a gigantic $310m 10-year deal that the Yankees refused to come close to.

Instead the Yankees offered a seven-year deal reported to be between $161m and $168m.

The NY Post is reporting that Jay Z is keen to see Cano remain in New York and take advantage of the marketing opportunities that residing in the famous city offers.

However, because of the Mets' three year commitment to slashing their wage bill, it is unlikely they will offer Cano the nine figure offer he is after.

At the moment, only David Wright commands such a contract and the prospect of signing Cano on the huge offer he is after goes against their structure.

The Yankees are yet to begin negotiations with Cano following the opening of the free agency market but are unlikely to be convinced that these negotiations with their neighbours are serious.

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