Date published: Monday 17th July 2017 1:39

Chelsea have a ‘serious and strong interest’ in Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, according to Sky Sports.

The Argentine striker has scored a magnificent 122 goals in 181 Premier League appearances for City so we would be astonished if the champions were not interested in Aguero.

Despite suggestions that he is losing potency, only Harry Kane has scored more than Aguero’s 70 Premier League goals over the last three seasons.

Chelsea are desperate for a new striker, having failed with a protracted move for Romelu Lukaku; it also seems that Alvaro Morata will move to AC Milan rather than Stamford Bridge.

They are unlikely to be any more successful with their pursuit of Aguero.

Khaldoon Al Mubarak was asked in May if Aguero would remain at the club and he said: “Absolutely. There’s never been a doubt about that. I’ve read a lot of the speculation on this and it’s ridiculous.

“Sergio Aguero is one of the best players in the world. We are a team that aspires to win every competition we compete in.

“Having Sergio Aguero as part of the squad is an absolute must. It has never been in doubt.”