Chelsea are being linked with a swoop for Sergio Aguero from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Aguero, who is undoubtedly a Premier League and Man City legend, is out of contract at the Etihad Stadium this summer.  

According to the Daily Mail, the £230,000-a-week (Spotrac) centre-forward is yet to hold talks over a possible new deal, but is keen to stay in English football. 

It is explained that Barcelona have made contact about signing the 32-year-old on a free transfer, but there will be competition from both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea with the duo monitoring developments. 

The report states that the Blues are long-term admirers of the Argentine frontman, who is fourth on the list for all-time leading Premier League goalscorers (181). 

Manchester City v Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two
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Unfortunately, the striker has had injury problems interrupt him in the past 18 months.

He scored 23 goals in 32 games across all competitione last season, while this campaign he has three goals in 14 games.

Ex-Chelsea manager Frank Lampard previously gave a glowing verdict on Aguero’s quality, something he saw first-hand during his brief sell as a Man City player.

“I was not at Man City for long, but straight away you could see that this guy was world class. The goals he scored on the training pitch every day were frightening and he took that on to the field,” Lampard told Planet Football in 2020.

“You only need to look at his record since he came to City to appreciate what a class act he is and he was great to play with.”

Manchester City Training Session
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If Aguero can get back to full fitness, then surely it’s a no-brainer for any club to sign him on a free transfer.

He’s still trying to force his way back into Pep Guardiola’s Man City side, and perhaps now is a time he wants to try a new challenge after already cementing legacy status at the Manchester club.

It would be bizarre watching him play for another team in the Premier League, but it would be exciting to see him play for Chelsea.

The Blues have seen veteran Thiago Silva make a huge impact this year at Stamford Bridge, so perhaps fans could warm to the idea of adding an experienced finisher that could help improve the Chelsea attackers.

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