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Aguero fails to guarantee Manchester City future

The form of Manchester City's new striker Gabriel Jesus means the future of club legend Sergio Aguero has been cast into doubt. Real Madrid and Chelsea are said to be interested.

El Kun Aguero en el banquillo.
Andrew YatesREUTERS

Manchester City legend Aguero could be on the move

Sergio Aguero has failed to guarantee he will remain at Manchester City beyond the end of the season after being sidelined by manager Pep Guardiola.

Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring against Swansea City
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Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring against Swansea CityAndrew YatesREUTERS

Aguero was left on the bench for City's 2-1 Premier League victory against Swansea City on Sunday, with recent signing Gabriel Jesus scoring the opening goal and an injury-time winner. And Aguero's spell on the bench has been noticed by several European giants, with sources in the British press saying that both Chelsea and Real Madrid are considering shelling out around 86 million euros for the player, if Pep Guardiola has decided he's surplus to requirements at City.

Guardiola has selected Jesus instead of Aguero for three successive games and the Argentine, who has hit 11 Premier League strikes this season, hinted he could move on from City after six goal-laden seasons.

"Sometimes this happens," Aguero told reporters when asked about his current situation. "When you're on the bench you have to wait for your opportunity.

"I have three months to do my best and try to help the team and we'll see what happens with my future.

"I have to help the team as much as I can in these three months, afterwards we'll see what the club wants to do with me.

Aguero watching Gabriel Jesus

Aguero will watch Jesus' progression with interest after the 19-year-old scored his second and third Premier League goals on Sunday.

"He's a great player, he's a very young player but he will learn a lot at City and he will have a great future at the club," said Aguero, who scored the dramatic late goal that earned City their first Premier League title in 2012.

"At the moment I have to watch what he does, to learn, it could be a little bit. I am how I am. I have spent a lot of years in Europe playing the same way."

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