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John Terry urged Chelsea board not to sign Sergio Aguero before he joined Manchester City.
In 2009, the Blues made enquiries to sign Aguero but were put off by the £40million price tag, according to The Athletic.
Then Chelsea and Atleti were drawn against each other in the Champions League group stages.
In the match at Stamford Bridge, Aguero was shackled in a 4-0 defeat but in the reverse fixture in Spain, Aguero came off the bench to bag a brace – which included a last minute equaliser.
Terry said at the time: “I think we’ll see Chelsea back and competing for the top players who are out there at the moment. The likes of Franck Ribery, David Villa. These are the kind of players we want to attract.
“Valencia are struggling for money, that’s well-publicised when it comes to Villa, and there’s been a lot of talk about Ribery. We’ll be in for players in the summer, but when big players like them become available, we need to show people that, yes, Chelsea are back.
“There needs to be a couple of changes, a few players brought in and a few who haven’t played in the last couple of years moved on. As players, we’ve said our feelings about what we feel needs to be improved. Hopefully Roman will listen and things will get done.”
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was impressed and it lead to the Blues to make a £30m bid.
Atletico Madrid rejected the offer and Chelsea signed Daniel Sturridge.
Source- The Mirror