“Chelsea were interested in signing him until the last minute”

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Sergio Aguero’s father has claimed both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in signing his son on a free transfer ‘until the last minute’.

The 33 year old striker finally joined Barcelona this week on a two year contract.

Speaking to Radio La Red, Aguero’s father said: “He didn’t know what was going to happen with his future. There were several clubs interested in signing him.

“Arsenal were interested in him and Chelsea to the last minute. If he didn’t stay in England, it was going to be Italy or Spain.

“He is happy right now after signing for Barcelona. I see him happy. He’s been friends with Lionel Messi since they were 15 and they’ve always talked.

“It looks like Messi is going to stay at Barcelona so they’re going to play together.”

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