Manchester City are close to making a move for Argentinean ace Sergio Aguero, according to manager Roberto Mancini.
Aguero has been attracting interest from across the continent since his announcement in May that he would like to leave current club, Atletico Madrid.
Speaking after Monday night's 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps, Mancini said that City were close to lodging a bid for Aguero, although any bid is subject to the future of Carlos Tevez.
When asked about the probability of an Aguero bid Mancini said: "At the moment I don't know, maybe in the next days. I didn't speak with Garry [Cook] and with the chairman; I don't know what's happened. Yes, I think so."
Tevez, who recently requested a transfer from City for the second time in eight months, has been strongly linked with a £40 million return to Brazilian side Corinthians. Tevez spent two seasons at the club before securing a move to West Ham in 2006.
Reports Monday claimed that a £40 million deal had been agreed between City and Corinthians, although the Brazilian side issued a statement overnight claiming that's not the case.
It's now believed City want assurances Corinthians can pay such a hefty transfer fee. Although Mancini was unsure on the latest developments.
"I don't know because I slept tonight and this morning we had a game, but I think they continue to talk about the deal," Mancini said.
"No, I haven't spoke to him because I have only one number and it doesn't work at the moment."
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