New York Yankees $100m away from Robinson Cano deal

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Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees remain $100m apart as they continue their attempts to negotiate a contract, reports

The second baseman has been embroiled in talks with the New York franchise ever since the falling on the the free agency market, but a potential deal for the second baseman is still some way apart.

Initially, Cano was reported to be requesting an incredible $310m 10-year deal that would surpass the current record contract given to Yankees star Alex Rodriguez by some margin.

CBS Sports are reporting, however, that Cano only gave those demands to the Yankees before the free agency market opened as both parties were in casual agreement that Cano would test the market.

But it is believed that Cano is still looking for a record breaking deal and has requested a nine year contract with the option for a 10th year that would take the value of the deal to $260m - averaging $300,000 more a year than Rodriguez.

The Yankees have offered $160m so far but are believed to be willing to go up to $170m. That still leaves a sizeable gap in negotiations and Cano is well aware that the Yankees are not waiting around for an answer.

The organisation have already entered talks with outfielder Carlos Beltran and are starting to talk to other outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Stephen Drew and Omar Infante.

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