Chelsea fans may well have another reason to get excited this summer as the club is set for an ambitious move for Fernando Torres former striker partner Sergio Aguero. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is planning to team up a dream strike force in Torres and Aguero for next season.
The Italian has set his sights on the Argentinean according to Spanish newspaper AS. The paper has also suggested that Nicolas Anelka will leave the club to make way for the Argentina ace in a potential swap deal.
Chelsea fans may remember Aguero in last years Champions League group stages where he scored two belting goals at the Vicente Calderon. He is on of the hottest properties in Europe right now and was the subject of a £38 million bid from Spurs in the January transfer window.
Aguero has reiterated his desire to stay at Atletico Madrid throughout his time at the club. Asked about the speculation in March Aguero told the club’s official website: ”I want to stay with Atletico for as long as I can. I am very comfortable at the club now. I will try to keep winning titles here because that’s what every player wants. I signed until 2014 and I hope to stay beyond this year.”
However given the clubs struggles, they may decide to cash in on Aguero if Chelsea do decide to go ahead with a reported £30 million bid in the summer. The Spanish club are 8th in La Liga and 5 points off the Champion League places. A second successive season in the Europa League may mean the club has to sell some of its top stars including Aguero.
Chelsea will face a battle however as Spurs are expected to renew their interest in the forward. Inter Milan are looking for a Milito replacement while Manchester United are rumoured to have a hefty transfer budget this summer and one of Sir Alex’s priorities is a new striker.
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