Fabrizio Romano admitted that Chelsea would not be prioritising the signing of Sergio Aguero when he leaves Manchester City, speaking on the Here We Go podcast.
Aguero is set to depart the Etihad at the end of this season after a decade of incredible service.
He will part ways as City’s all-time top goal scorer, currently on 257 in 384 games, having won four- which should be five come May- Premier League titles and the Golden Boot in 2014/15.
At 32-years of age, the sensational striker still has plenty left in the tank, even if injuries have hampered his minutes over the past 12 months.
Although he will be a free-agent, his £230,135-a-week (Spotrac) wage with City limits the range of potential suitors.
However, when a player like Aguero comes available on the market, all manner of clubs sit up and notice.
Chelsea, along with a whole host of European giants, have been linked to the Argentine since it was announced he would soon become accessible.
However, Romano reported that the Blues are not listing the fantastic forward high up on their transfer wish list, with other teams leading the way instead.
He said: “This is the race, with Paris Saint Germain and in particular, Barcelona.
“PSG are asking for info and trying to understand his situation. Barcelona are talking with people close to Sergio Aguero.
“Nothing from Juventus, nothing with Chelsea. They have different priorities. I think Juventus will go for a younger player and the same with Chelsea.”
It’s no great secret that Chelsea are desperate on landing Erling Haaland this summer.
They are, of course, not alone in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s priceless asset.
But by putting Aguero to one side, the Blues can focus all their efforts on prising Haaland away from Germany.