SER­GIO WON’T BE TAK­ING OFF

City adamant that star man is not go­ing any­where

Glossop Advertiser - - Sport - Stuart Brennan @StuBren­nanMEN

CITY have made it plain that Ser­gio Aguero will not be sold this sum­mer de­spite talk of ‘strong’ Chelsea in­ter­est.

The Blues have be­come in­creas­ingly tired of re­but­ting sug­ges­tions that Kun – who has a con­tract with them un­til 2020 – may leave this sum­mer.

But Chelsea ap­pear will­ing to test City’s re­solve, es­pe­cially with the Blues still in the hunt for £80m-rated Alexis Sanchez.

City have con­sis­tently re­fused to put a price on Aguero’s head, sim­ply say­ing he is not avail­able at any price.

That looked ques­tion­able six months ago when Aguero was dropped and, unusu­ally, twice stopped to talk to re­porters and sug­gest he was un­sure of his fu­ture.

But af­ter a strong fin­ish to the sea­son, scor­ing 15 goals in his last 17 games, both he and City made it plain he was go­ing nowhere.

On the last day of the sea­son he told re­porters he was stay­ing, shortly af­ter man­ager Pep Guar- di­ola had made it clear.

When asked in May if Aguero was stay­ing, chair­man Khal­doon Al Mubarak said: “Ab­so­lutely. There has never been a doubt about that.”

City have re-af­firmed that noth­ing has changed since Khal­doon made the re­mark.

●● Ser­gio Aguero

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