The 23-year old is one of the hottest talents in Europe and earlier this summer stated his desire to leave Atletico and move to a bigger club. Chelsea and Manchester City were early front runners for the Argentinean’s signature but have yet to make a move for the striker. The West London club were keen to pair him with his old strike partner Fernando Torres whilst City need a replacement for Carlos Tevez should he leave Eastlands. He had also been linked with a shock move across the City to Madrid rivals Real.
Now it seems the Turin club are leading the race for his signature. The Old Lady are willing to stump up the reported €40 million release fee inserted into his contract in January as they look to improve on a disappointing 7th placed finish last season.
Aguero made his international debut at 18 and has since won 25 caps for his country. He moved to Atletico from Argentinean side Independiente in May 2006 for a club-record fee believed to be in the region of €23 million. He has since scored 102 goals in 234 appearances for the club