MANCHESTER CITY star Sergio Aguero is in line for a sensational return to Atletico Madrid, according to reports.
The La Liga side want to replace Antoine Griezmann who is closing in on a switch to La Liga rivals Barcelona.
Aguero, 29, could struggle to land a starting role under Pep Guardiola next season despite hitting 30 goals in 39 games this season.
The Spaniard is ready to opt with a young exciting strike force and he may fail to give Aguero reassurances that he will be his No1 striker.
Atletico are ready to take advantage and bring the Argentine back to the club he left seven years ago.
Fellow countryman Diego Simeone is in the market for a new forward with Barca ready to match Griezmann’s £87million release clause.
Reports from Marca claim Atletico have already made contact with City over a potential swoop.
Aguero remains under contract at the club until 2020 and the club would be reluctant to cash in.
The striker has a legendary status, having broken the club’s goalscoring record and helped fire them to three Premier League titles.
His popularity is not shared among Atletico fans who branded him a traitor for forcing his exit in 2011.
Meanwhile Barca the transfer merry-go-round is set to continue at Barca with Luis Suarez braced for the exit door if Griezmann arrives.