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Chelsea Lead Race To Sign Sergio Aguero As Man City's Record Scorer Wants To Stay In England

Sergio Aguero is determined to continue his career in the Premier League and Chelsea are in prime position to land this summer’s hottest free transfer.

The greatest goal-scorer in Manchester City’s history will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, bringing an end to a decade of outstanding service.

City announced on Monday that they will mark Aguero’s contribution to the club by building him a statue.

But leaving City does not necessarily mean he is leaving the English game. Aguero will have offers from all around the world, including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but his preference would be to remain in the Premier League as the 32-year-old believes he still has much to give in this country.

Chelsea wanted to sign Aguero in 2011 when he played for Atletico Madrid and they are one of only a handful of clubs who could pay the salary of more than £13million he has commanded at City but others who have the financial resources — Manchester United and Liverpool — are not at the table.

Aguero would never ruin the relationship he has with City fans by moving across town, and Liverpool’s main aim is to sign a new central defender this summer with RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate and Ben White of Brighton being considered.

The idea of Aguero still playing in the Premier League, however, is intriguing and Chelsea are determined to bring in more firepower with Timo Werner, last summer’s big signing, still struggling to adapt to the division’s demands.

City are signing a new striker this summer. They remain keen on Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Halaand — whose representatives were in Barcelona and Madrid on Thursday — but Sportsmail understands they have other options, including Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva and Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan.

However, City are saying goodbye to one of the best players ever seen in the Premier League and Aguero is upset that the relationship is ending this way. Sportsmail reported on March 13 that he was confused by the lack of clarity on his future but it was addressed by Guardiola and the club at the beginning of this week.


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