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Real Madrid still keen on signing City striker Agüero - 'The Times'

The Argentine striker has never hidden his desire to join 'Los Blancos' and is believed to want to return to the Spanish capital to see more of his son.

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Real Madrid are still keen on signing Manchester City striker Agüero, according to 'The Times'

Real Madrid are still in the hunt for Kun Agüero, according to ‘The Times'.

The Argentine striker is currently in New York with Manchester City on a promotional tour, after a season in which the club won just one trophy, the FA Community Shield.

Agüero is seen as crucial to City’s plans next season under incoming manager Manuel Pellegrini, particularly because Edin Dzeko is set to leave the club, and the future of Carlos Tevez, whose contract expires in 12 months’ time, is still uncertain.

However, Agüero is believed to be unhappy in Manchester after separating from his wife Giannina Maradona, particularly because he has been forced to spend less time with their four-year-old son Benjamin, who lives with Giannina, who divides her time between Madrid and Buenos Aires.

Real Madrid tried to sign Agüero in summer 2011 but Atlético Madrid refused to sell him to their local rivals, strengthening Manchester City’s hand, who bought the striker for 38 million pounds.

Agüero has made no secret of the fact he wanted to join Madrid, and when City played Real  at the Santiago Bernabéu last September, he denied a story in ‘The Sun’ which claimed he refused to sign for Real because he was an Atlético player.

“If Real had made an offer for me, I would be there now,” he said.

Madrid are reportedly negotiating with Napoli to sign Edison Cavani, but face competition from City for the Uruguayan striker’s signature, but are still keen on signing Agüero.

However, City are said to be intent on holding onto the Argentine, who has three years left on his contract at the Etihad stadium, and hope that the departure of Roberto Mancini, who was unpopular in the dressing room, and the arrival of the Spanish speaking Pellegrini will convince him to stay.

Estadísticas AS.com