Real Madrid are preparing a massive £60 million bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer.
According to the Daily Star, the Champions League winners' hopes of signing Luis Suarez are quickly fading, so they've turned their attention to the Argentina international while the future of Karim Benzema at Santiago Bernabeu still remains uncertain.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has however, claimed that they are not in any hurry to make new additions to the squad, and could wait until after the World Cup to sanction a mega-money move for Aguero.
Having spoken in the past of his admiration towards Real Madrid, the 25-year-old admitted he would have considered joining them if they had placed a bid in 2011 before he decided to join Manchester City from Atletico Madrid.
Despite having an injury-plagued 2013/14 campaign, Aguero still managed to score 28 goals in 34 matches in all competitions for Manchester City, helping the Citizens regain the Premier League title from arch-rivals Manchester United.
Manuel Pellegrini faces an uphill task of keeping hold of many of his first-team players with Aguero being one of the prized possessions as he plans to build the squad to challenge for the Champions League next season.
With the future of Yaya Toure in doubt regarding bizarre developments in recent weeks, losing Aguero would be a massive blow to City’s plans for 2014/15.
Aguero’s current contract runs until 2017, but with the striker’s sensational form there is bound to be interest among clubs across Europe to lure him away from the Etihad Stadium this summer.
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