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Pellegrini unmoved by Aguero rumour

01 Dec 2013 20:47:01

Pellegrini unmoved by Aguero rumour

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is unmoved by fresh reports linking star striker Sergio Aguero with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero, who has been in outstanding form this season, has reportedly been made Real Madrid's top target for next summer.

It is not the first time the 25-year-old has been linked with the Bernabeu, nor the first time this season there have been stories suggesting he might leave.

But the Argentina international, who has scored 15 goals in his last 13 appearances, has previously insisted he is happy in Manchester and Pellegrini is not worried about the rumours.

Aguero, who moved from Atletico Madrid for £38million in 2011, is contracted to City until summer 2017.

Pellegrini, speaking after City's 3-0 Barclays Premier League win over Swansea, said: "I don't know anything about that. I don't think Sergio wants to leave. That is not a problem for us. I don't believe in that."

It is little more than a week since Pellegrini was last asked to comment on the matter, after both Aguero and team-mate Yaya Toure - another key player linked with a move - had spoken of their commitment to City.

He said then: "Both of them are very happy here and they will stay with us."

City are back in Premier League action as they travel to West Brom in midweek.

Pellegrini is hopeful captain Vincent Kompany will be fit to return after two months out with a thigh injury.

He said: "We will see but I hope that he will come."


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