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New York Yankees meet Robinson Cano over $305m contract

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Cano still on the free agent market. (©GettyImages)
Cano still on the free agent market. (©GettyImages).

The New York Yankees finally met with Robinson Cano's agent to discuss a new contract for the star, reports CBSSports.com.

The second baseman is currently one of the hottest properties on the free agency market having turned down the Yankees qualifying offer last month.

Cano, 31, is reportedly requesting a record breaking ten year deal worth $305m but was only offered a seven year $161m deal from the Yankees.

The Yankees have yet to improve on that offer but still met with representative Brodie van Wagenen to see if the impasse in negotiations could be broken.

However, it is understood that despite making some inlands, there is still a substantial gap between the two parties.

New York Yankees president Randy Levine has recently said that the franchise have no interest in making Cano the first $300m player and will continue their business regardless of Cano's situation.

As they strive to get their wage bill under $189m, it is believed the longer Cano leaves negotiations, the less money the Yankees will be able to offer him.

Cano has found elite free agency market slow-going so far and has only held discussions with The New York Mets - talks that were not thought to be serious.

Historically, interest in the elites has not picked up until winter meetings commence in early December

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