Carlo not thinking of Aguero

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Carlo Ancelotti has played down speculation linking Sergio Aguero with a January move to Chelsea.

Chelsea boss dismisses reports of January move

Carlo Ancelotti has played down speculation linking Sergio Aguero with a January move to Chelsea. Reports have suggested that Ancelotti is considering a swoop for the Atletico Madrid striker when the transfer window reopens. Aguero admitted earlier this week that he would suit Chelsea's style of play, while he also hailed Didier Drogba as the finest forward in the Premier League. However, Ancelotti has stressed that he is not close to bringing anyone to Stamford Bridge at present. Asked about Aguero, Ancelotti said: "It's not true. We don't have news of a signing, or a contract with any players. "At this moment, we don't think about buying Aguero."

Zola mistake

The Chelsea manager is currently preparing for Sunday's London derby at West Ham, where he will pit his wits against Gianfranco Zola. Ancelotti worked with Zola during his time in charge of Parma but he could not find a regular place for the younger Italian in his team. Zola was a 'square peg' in Ancelotti's rigid system and quit Parma for Chelsea, where he went on to play over 300 games and become a legend at Stamford Bridge. "Probably I made a mistake with him because I wanted to play 4-4-2 and I put the players in the right positions but he wanted to stay in the centre like a striker," Ancelotti admitted. "In that period, when there was this discussion, Chelsea offered him a good contract and he decided to go. "I think it was a mistake. It was my first experience in Serie A and I was not able to change the system. "I preferred to maintain the system that I knew well. For this, Gianfranco had a different decision to make. But a lot of time has passed since and now we have a good relationship. "He would probably not have gone to Chelsea if I had changed the system, but he had a wonderful experience here at Chelsea and all the fans here remember his performances."

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