Aguero to stay at Man City – Guardiola

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Aguero scored 20 goals in the Premier League last season

Striker Sergio Aguero will not leave Manchester City this summer, says manager Pep Guardiola.

The 29-year-old, who has scored 122 Premier League goals, had been linked with a move to champions Chelsea.

Antonio Conte reportedly wanted to sign Aguero as a replacement for out-of-favour Spain forward Diego Costa.

Speaking in the build-up to Thursday’s pre-season game against Manchester United in Houston, Guardiola said: “He’s our player. He will remain here.”

Aguero scored 20 Premier League goals last season but lost his starting place to Gabriel Jesus in February, leading to speculation he may leave.

City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said at the end of last season that the Argentine’s future was “never in doubt”.

While Aguero is set to stay, his fellow striker Kelechi Iheanacho, 20, is close to completing a £25m move to Leicester City.

Iheanacho has scored 21 goals in 64 games in all competitions since making his debut in 2015.

Guardiola said: “Kelechi’s a young player. It’s not easy for him.

“He needs to play at that age and that’s why he and the club decided it was best for him to leave.”

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