Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has played down speculation of Sergio Aguero leaving, saying ‘big clubs don’t sell their best players’.
Pellegrini’s words came as Aguero’s continued good form has linked him with a return to La Liga and the possibility of joining Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The 60-year-old Chilean who took charge of City at the start of this season stated: "I don't think the idea of Sergio is to leave Manchester City.
"Sergio is very happy here. You never know what can happen in the future, but he is a very important player here.
"Big clubs do not sell their best players and I don't think Sergio will be going anywhere."
The 25-year-old striker who signed for a fee believed to be in the region of £38m from Atletico Madrid in 2011 has been in impressive goal-scoring touch this season.
Although missing portions of the season through injury he has scored 26 goals in 25 games as City have won the League Cup and advanced to the last 16 of the Champions League.
He has scored 73 goals in 113 appearances for City including the famous 94th minute winner against Queens Park Rangers in May 2012 which saw his team clinch a first Premier League title.
The Argentine has formed a wonderful partnership with Spaniard Alvaro Negredo in attack with the pairing scoring 49 goals in all competitions this season.
City will need to keep hold of their top players though if they are to compete in Europe and so Pellegrini will be hoping he can retain his most important assets.
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