Aguero dismisses Madrid rumours
- 25 May 2013 09:31
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
City may be in New York, but transfer gossip certainly never sleeps.
It will therefore come as a relief to Blues fans this morning that Sergio Aguero has become the latest star to deny rumours linking him with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
The striker has been linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks, but insists he has “no reason” to leave City – according to many media reports this morning.
The Daily Telegraph’s Mark Ogden writes: “Although Real’s interest in the £34 million striker is likely to remain, the Spanish club’s hopes of signing Agüero were dismissed this week by Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano, who said that the 24-year-old would not be sold.
“Agüero has now echoed the club’s stance by speaking openly on his future for the first time, with an insistence that he is happy to stay at City.
“‘It’s simple,’ Agüero said. ‘There are always rumours in the summer, all the time, but I am very happy at City. I’ve got four more years on my contract, I’m going to work hard for City and everything else is just rumours.
“‘Every player wants to play in big teams that win titles. We didn’t win anything last season, but we have won trophies in the last few years, so there is no reason to go.’”
Elsewhere, the onrunning Edinson Cavani saga shows no sign of being put to bed yet – but the Sun reveal that City’s opponents in New York this evening, Chelsea, have dropped out of the race to sign the Napoli striker.
The paper claims that such a development would leave City and Real Madrid as the only genuine competitors for his signature.
“Chelsea have pulled out of the bidding for the Napoli superstar after discovering the total cost of a five-year-deal would be a staggering £100m — including £8m-a-year in wages for the Uruguayan ace,” reports Rob Beasley.
“And Cavani, 26, is said to be ‘lukewarm’ on a move to new French champions Paris Saint-Germain, even though the Qatari-backed club have the cash to seal such a mega deal.
“All this leaves City and the Spanish giants to slug it out for goal-machine Cavani, who hit an astonishing 36 goals in 41 appearances for his Serie A side this season.”
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