LONDON - Atletico Madrid are ready to make a sensational approach to bring former striker Sergio Aguero back from Manchester City according to recent rumours.
Sportsmail understands the La Liga club are prepared to test the strength of the Argentine’s relationship with manager Pep Guardiola this summer.
Aguero, who turns 30 next month, has occasionally been left disillusioned during Guardiola’s reign. He was disappointed to be left out of the team for big matches earlier in the season.
He has since gone on to become the club’s record goalscorer with 199 and edged Gabriel Jesus out of Guardiola’s first-choice team.
City last night insisted that signing a new striker ahead of next season is not in their plans — citing Aguero’s recent good record.
Atletico, however, are looking to bring in attackers as Fernando Torres and Antoine Griezmann are set to depart.
The prospect of such a move would present Aguero with a difficult decision. He has always maintained he will return to Independiente in Argentina when his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires in 2020.
Meanwhile, Jorginho is set to become a target for the Premier League top six this summer, with Napoli willing to sell the midfielder for around £53million.
Champions City are believed to be frontrunners for the Italy player after keeping tabs on him all season.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have also watched Jorginho extensively, with the player’s representatives sounded out by all of them.
Guardiola is in the hunt for a new midfielder as Yaya Toure is departing at the end of his contract. City are also looking for a long-term successor to Fernandinho, while Liverpool have also been impressed by Jorginho’s performances in Serie A.
Jorginho himself believes Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, may end up taking him to Stamford Bridge.
City, who will provide Guardiola with further funds, had focused on Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian Fred but were threatening to pull the plug on that deal. United have also contacted Fred’s agent, ex-Arsenal player Gilberto Silva.