December 05, 2008

Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero might have battled against each other in La Liga these past few seasons but they could be playing for the same side next year, according to reports in the Argentine press.

Both Golpasion and El Depornauta report that the Atlético Madrid player has made up his mind and negotiations are underway between the two clubs now.

The two publications claim that Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, is currently in discussions and hopes to to bring the player to Catalonia for June next year.

El Depornauta says that Barça will pay $70 million for Agüero, who rejected a massive offer to leave the Madrid side for Chelsea this summer.

Agüero joined Atlético Madrid from Independiente back in 2006 and has since become its most valuable player, growing in stature and promise to lead the line with Diego Forlán.

He has previously stated that he would never join Real Madrid but now, with Barcelona calling and Atlético looking less than impressive domestically, he might be tempted by a move.

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