City to lodge Aguero bid
Mancini admits offer is imminent
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: July 19, 2011 4:35pm
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has admitted that a bid for Sergio Aguero is imminent.
Aguero has already confirmed he will be leaving Atletico Madrid this summer, and their city rivals Real Madrid along with Juventus - were strongly linked.
But with Carlos Tevez looking certain to leave Eastlands this summer, Aguero looks to be first choice to replace his fellow countryman.
Asked whether a firm offer had been made for Aguero, Mancini replied: "Maybe in the next days.
"I have not spoken to anyone about it, but probably. I think so."
Aguero has already stated he was planning to decide upon his future this week as he prepares to return to Spain following Argentina's Copa America exit.
The Tevez saga with Corinthians continues, as both clubs continue talks over a plus £40million deal.
"I slept last night and I had a game to prepare for so I don't know any
more," Mancini said on Tevez, following City's 2-1 friendly win over Vancouver.
"The clubs are talking. I haven't spoken to it. They only have one number and it does not work at the moment."