Mark Hughes joins chase for very expensive and very talented Argentine.
Chelsea have reportedly had a bid of £53m for Sergio Aguero turned down by Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea have long maintained an interest in the Argentine international and are desperate to wrap up a deal for the striker in January.
With a potential transfer ban being imposed on Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the summer, Chelsea are eager to bolster their squad sooner rather than later.
Yet Aguero wants to see out the La Liga season and help his struggling side, whom he joined as a 17-year-old, move up the table.
It has also been reported by Madrid newspaper AS that Manchester City have been making enquiries for the 21-year-old, who earlier this week made it clear he sees his long-term future away from Atletico Madrid. (Independent)
This season was always going to be a crucial one for Sergio Aguero, after two successive seasons of great success as the Atletico Madrid where the Argentine managed an impressive 47 goals, this term Aguero would have hoped that his Spanish side would have performed well at Champions League level and been in the race to be in the best of the rest behind the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga, but after seeing his side fail to qualify for the knock out stages of the Champions League and seeing his club in 17th place after 12 rounds of the season may be the final nail in his Atletico career.
Aguero has been chased for some time now by the likes of Chelsea who seemed to be getting very close to his signature only to see his Spanish employers steadily increase his valuation to the point where they may well have scared off the west London side. Man City have a great many attacking options already so I am not sure investing such a large sum of money in yet another striker would be such a wise move and could serve to simply anger those already finding it hard to break into the first team.