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Manchester City new boy Sergio Agüero has set his sights on winning trophies at Eastlands. The Argentine striker has spoken of his delight at joining City and is keen to do well in first season.

Aguero signed for the blue side of Manchester from Atletico Madrid in a deal reportedly to be within the £35million mark. The City new boy has wasted no time in setting himself the target of helping the Eastlands outfit winning the Premier League crown.

“I was very interested in playing here as it’s a growing club and I hope that we can grow together,” he said.

“I think we have great players and a great team. I am playing at one of the best English teams at the moment and there are many things that can be achieved. We can win many titles and hopefully it will be a top year for us.”

Speaking on national team-mate Carlos Tevez saga, Aguero said; “We are good friends and play together in the national team but whatever he does is up to him, I just want to concentrate on playing here.

“If he is here, then that is great. If not, then I will adapt without him. Who is here and who is not does not matter, what is important is that I become part of the team. It is easy to adapt these days.”

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Manchester City has today confirmed the signing of Sergio Agüero from Atletico Madrid. The 23-year-old is to sign a five-year deal at Eastlands.

City had been after Agüero for sometime after striker Carlos Tevez had expressed his desire to quit the Premier League. However, Mancini also hinted that even if Tevez remained at Eastlands, City would still seek to complete the deal.

Manchester City has confirmed that Agüero could make his City debut in the Dublin Super-Cup this weekend.

Atletico Madrid released a statement today confirming the Argentine’s exit saying; “The club thanks him for his services in the past five seasons and wishes him luck with his new club.”

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that talks will begin discussions with Manchester City over a possible transfer for Sergio Aguero within the next 48 hours. Mancini has made it no secret that he would like to sign the striker with Carlos Tevez expected to leave Eastlands before the season starts.

Mancini is keen to find a replacement for their striker whose move to Brazilian side Corinthians collapsed early this week.  Despite this blow to the player the manager still expects Tevez leave this summer.

Mancini has also insisted that should Tevez remain at City, he would still like to sign Aguero. The Atletico striker has made it clear he would like to leave and that he is interested in a move to City.

The Italian believes signing Aguero would be a great addition to City and is keen to sign striker.

“Aguero is young and can start to score a lot. He will become a top striker. He is 23 and now is his time,” he said.

“He is like Carlos Tevez and could play with Carlos, or Edin Dzeko or Mario Balotelli.

“He can play as first striker or second striker. He has good technique. After many years in a top club like Atletico Madrid he can play Premier League.

“Aguero is a good player, like Samir Nasri, like Cesc Fabregas, like Robin van Persie – there are a lot of good players in England.”

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Carlos Tevez proposed £40million transfer to Corinthians has collapsed after the Brazilian side pulled out of the deal. The Argentine player has expressed his desire to leave Manchester City to be closer to his family and the £40million price tag would only be available to Corinthians on humanitarian grounds so Tevez could be closer to his family.
However, the Brazilian transfer window closes on July 20th, making it impossible to sign players based abroad before it closes today.
“The board of Sporting Club Corinthians hereby officially announce the impossibility of hiring the Argentine striker Carlos Tevez,” said the statement.
“While acknowledging the efforts of Manchester City and all involved in the negotiation, more time is needed for the transfer to be achieved, given that the window to sign players from abroad closes on Wednesday, July 20
“We are aware of the dream our fans had of having this player at Corinthians again and we look forward to him being with us in the near future.”
Corinthians are still interested in the player, but it seems no deal with be done until the January transfer window which will allow time for negotiating on personal terms.
Tevez is back home following Argentina’s Copa America exit, City are keen to lure fellow countryman Sergio Aguero to the club and provide even more competition for places. But after the collapse of Tevez transfer could this spell the end Aguero pursuit and Tevez remain at Eastlands?

Manchester City have completed the signing of Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade, the player had a trial with Arsenal twelve months ago but Arsene Wenger decided against signing the Montenegro international.

Savic can play as a right back or centre back and joins former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy at Eastlands, The 20-year-old was granted a work permit by the Home Office thanks to his prominence in the Montenegro national team.

“I can’t wait to play alongside them and all the other fantastic players we have here.

“It is a dream come true and I’m especially looking forward to meeting Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov because they both speak my language and come from the Balkans, too.

“Aleks has already phoned me to welcome to City which makes me feel at home already.

“I watch the Premier League all the time and I know it’s the place to be so I am just looking forward to helping this club achieve great things. We have an incredible stadium and I’ve seen how passionate the City fans are many times on TV.

“Montenegro play England later this year so I’m expecting to have some great banter with the England lads. I’m just really happy to be a City player.”

Carlos Tevez has once again reiterated that he wants to leave Manchester City, the South American has struggled to settle down at Eastlands and has asked the fans to understand the reason he wants to leave.

Tevez has always insisted that he finds it hard being so far away from his family and that me misses his daughters immensely who live back home in Argentina, in December Tevez submitted a transfer request to the club but shortly after he decided against the decision after clear the air talks were held with the club.

His long term future was always subjected to speculation, but it was inevitable the striker would leave at the end of the season.

Tevez who is currently on international duty with Argentina in the Copa America and he has claimed that when the tournament is over. He doesn’t want to return to Manchester.

“It is with great regret that I have to inform Manchester City  of my wish to leave the club,” he said in a statement.

“I would like to state that I have great respect for the club, its supporters and the owner, Sheikh Mansour, who has been nothing other than respectful to me.

Tevez has always insisted that he was 100% committed to the club, but after spending time with his family over the summer. The front man has now declared that he needs to leave the club to be closer to his family.

“I hope that the people understand the difficult circumstances I have been living under the past 12 months, in regards to my family.

“Living without my children in Manchester has been incredibly challenging for me.

“Everything I do, I do for my daughters, Katie and Florencia. I need to be closer to them and to spend more time with them.

“I need them to be happy because my life is about them now. I need to be in a place where they can adapt.

Tevez made 86 appearences while scoring 53 goals at City and he played an important part in City winning the FA Cup and securing a Champions League place for the club this season.

“Being captain of Manchester City, qualifying for the Champions League, winning the FA Cup and finishing as top-scorer last season has made me very proud.

“I hope that most of the City fans will understand that I have given them my all on the pitch and that my dedication to the City cause has been 100% on the pitch.

“I hope I have done my bit to help City continue their progress towards their ambition to be champions of England and to advance in the Champions League.

“I have no doubt that the players and management of City will achieve great success in the future.”

Tevez has done his best for the club and always gave 100% to the City cause.

Anyone with children can fully understand that the Argentine player wants to be closer to his daughters. He has been away from home for long periods of time without seeing his family and his decision should be respected by the fans. Tevez has more than paid back the City faithful with his goal ratio for the club.

Carlos Tevez’ agent has suggested that he expects his client to be a Manchester City player next season. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the player’s future after Tevez revealed that he is eager to leave England and be closer to his family in his native Argentina.

His representative, Kia Joorabchian, has claimed the forward is now prepared to stay as he is ready to bring his family over to Manchester from South America.

“I don’t think speculation about Carlos leaving is fair at the moment,” Joorabchian said. “I don’t think money is a consideration.

“Maybe it’s a case of his family coming over to him. That’s something he’s trying to sort out. I’m sure in the next week he will sort the family issue out.

“Once he does, he will announce it and everyone will be in a better place.”

Joorabchian claims that Tevez has not asked to leave the Eastlands club and remains committed to Manchester City. The Argentine helped City win the FA Cup last season and now wants to help the club win more silverware.

“Carlos has always had a goal. The goal was that City needed to get into the Champions League and win a trophy,” added Joorabchian.

“And they won a trophy and achieved that goal. Now that has given him a tremendous feeling. He held that trophy with a lot of pride.

“If you look at the team they are going to get stronger and stronger and, if Carlos stays, they would be my favourite to win the title.

“I’m sure that will be a factor in his mind and, the fact that City fans have embraced him, will count for a lot along with his great relationship with the supporters.

“I think all these factors will be positives for him to stay. Carlos has not made any decision to move.
“We have not asked to leave the club.”