Pep: I don't want to sell Aguero

13 February 2017 03:47:38 EST

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists he has no intention of selling Sergio Aguero this summer.

The 28-year-old Argentina international striker has been a substitute for the recent Premier League matches against West Ham United and Swansea City with Guardiola preferring to use Gabriel Jesus alongside Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane in attack.

However, Guardiola is adamant that Aguero, who has scored 113 goals in 168 Premier League appearances for the club since his transfer from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, still has a future at City.

"Sergio knows the intention of his manager and the club," said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.

"I don't want to sell him. I would like him to stay here for a long time, until he decides.

"The reason he didn't play the last two games is because Leroy, Gabriel and Rash, they played amazing.

"If I can change the model and play all four… but I am a guy who likes to play with midfield players to have more control. Sergio remains a top player, an important player for us to achieve our goals. I have no doubt about that."

Manchester City visit Bournemouth on Monday and can be backed at 17/2 to beat the Cherries 2-1. Aguero is 4/5 to score at any time in the match while Jesus is available at 4/5. City are 4/1 to score a penalty in the encounter.

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