Chelsea keep a close eye on No.10 South American striker

Man City centre-forward Sergio Aguero is keen to join Barcelona this summer and has also received offers from Chelsea, Man United, Inter Milan and PSG, according to reports. Man City have confirmed that Sergio will leave the club at the end of the campaign when his deal expires, which means he will be available on a free transfer.

Having established himself as one of the PL’s best-ever centre-forwards during his time at Man City, Aguero will not be short of offers ahead of the summer window. The 32-year-old striker has already received concrete interest from at least five teams including PSG, Chelsea, Man United and Inter Milan.

But Argentina international’s first-choice destination is Blaugrana and the Spanish club’s hierarchy are keen on the deal as it will be a free transfer. The Argentine striker is also keen to join Barca because of the prospect of linking up with Lionel Messi, who he is close friends with following their time together with Argentina’s national team.

However, it’s understood that Ronald Koeman’s preference is to sign Memphis Depay, while Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta wants to prioritise the signing of Erling Haaland, although the Borussia Dortmund striker will be in high demand this summer.

Speaking after Sergio’s departure was announced, the Spanish manager claimed the centre-forward is ‘irreplaceable’ and believes the striker could still play at the top level for the next five years. ‘We have still two months ahead, and today I saw the training session how brilliant he was and his commitment,’ said Pep Guardiola.