Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has approved a deal for Sergio Aguero to move to Chelsea, according to a sensational claim from Spanish journalist Manu Sainz.
Chelsea are in the market for a striker after boss Antonio Conte told Diego Costa he is not in his plans for the upcoming season.
They missed out on Romelu Lukaku as Manchester United snuck in ahead of them and sealed a £75million deal for the Belgian.
Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are three others who have been linked.
But now it seems they are in for the two-time Premier League winner Aguero, reports Sunday Express.
Sainz tweeted this afternoon: “They tell me that Chelsea want to Kun Aguero. Guardiola would have already given the ok to operation…”.
Aguero has been linked with an exit from the Etihad following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus in January.
The Brazilian was starting ahead of Aguero until he suffered an injury in February which ruled him out until the end of April.
Arsenal were linked with a move for the Argentine earlier this summer in a potential swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.
The sale of Aguero to Chelsea would free up squad space as well as raise funds for a move for the Chile star.
City are keen on signing Sanchez despite Gunners boss Arsene Wenger saying he would not sell his prized asset to a direct rival.
Aguero has scored 122 Premier League goals for City in 181 games since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
Me cuentan que el Chelsea quiere al Kun Agüero. Guardiola ya habría dado el ok a la operación…
— Manu Sainz (@Manu_Sainz) July 16, 2017