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Chelsea, Barcelona, PSG monitoring Sergio Agüero situation at Manchester City — report

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Never too late?

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Chelsea’s primary target to reinforce the centre forward position in the summer is certainly the one-and-only Erling Braut Haaland, but obviously the club will keep a alternative targets in mind in the unlikely event that a move for the Norway international falls through. One of those targets could be Manchester City legend, Sergio Agüero, if the Daily Mail are to be believed.

Agüero, whose contract expires at the end of the season, apparently wants to stay in the Premier League, with or without City. With Chelsea possibly in need of a centre forward, and certainly having the financial and sporting capabilities to meet his demands, we could very well be in the driver’s seat if we wanted to be.

Others, like Barcelona and PSG are potentially also interested, and the former have apparently even held talks with the player’s camp.

Manchester City haven’t held talks with Agüero regarding a contract extension, with manager Pep Guardiola revealing that no discussions will take place until the end of the season.

”For the human being, as a person, as what he is, even as a player, of course. But we have to see what happens at the end of the season. We cannot forget how long he was out. Now we start to get him better. I know he needs minutes to get to his best condition but we are not maybe in the moment that you can give minutes [for the sake of giving] minutes.”

“So we are going to speak, I think the club will speak with his agent and know the situation, and we are going to talk at the end of the season, like with Fernandinho, for example, it’s the same situation.”

- Pep Guardiola; source: Goal

Chelsea’s interest in Aguero is as old as time itself, dating back over a decade, before his move to City in the first place. We have certainly been made to rue this missed signing, with Kun going on to score 257 goals for the City over the years.

While there is absolutely no doubt about Agüero’s legacy, there is some doubt about how long he can keep going at age 32. He has had his fair share of injury issues recently as well, which have limited him to just 14 games and 3 goals this season.

If our recent performances have taught us anything, it’s that we need a dependable goal-scorer, and unfortunately, Agüero doesn’t appear to be that player anymore...