Chelsea in for City star Sergio Aguero according to Spanish journalist


Chelsea are on the lookout for a new striker after Antonio Conte told Diego Costa he was surplus to requirements.

Chelsea have the funds to put in a tempting bid to City for Aguero and to offer the striker attractive terms, while they may feel their status as Premier League champions could prove valuable in negotiations.

The journalist tweeted on Sunday that Chelsea have expressed interest in signing the Argentina global and Pep Guardiola has given the thumbs up for the deal.

The Blues were linked with a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton this summer but a move failed to materialise before the Belgian forward ended up signing for Manchester United last week.

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Having lost his place in the starting line-up at City following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, the move makes sense mostly, but allowing him to join a rival league side seems a questionable decision, if the move indeed materialises.

As a result, rumours circulated towards the end of the campaign that Aguero may want out of City, but manager Pep Guardiola confirmed he would remain at the club, per Matt Dickinson in the Times.

But it remains to be seen whether Manchester City would be prepared to sell the prolific striker to Premier League title rivals in the shape of Chelsea.