AC MILAN will make an £80million swoop for Sergio Aguero in January.
The Italian giants were going to move for the Manchester City striker in August once boss Pep Guardiola landed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
But the Gunners, after agreeing a £60m fee, pulled out of the deal on transfer deadline day.
Milan then postponed making a formal offer for Aguero because they knew, without Sanchez, boss Guardiola would not consider letting him go.
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But with the Etihad club ready to go for Sanchez again in January, Milan are preparing to spring into action.
And their bid will test whether Guardiola really does see a long–term future for the striker who stands one goal off becoming the club’s joint record goalscorer.
Rumours have persisted since Guardiola took over City 16 months ago that he and Aguero have a strained relationship.
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Sanchez is still keen to go to City despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Guardiola will go back in for him in January — but bid only around £25m as he will have just six months left on his deal.