Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has denied that Los Blancos will try to sign Manchester City star Sergio Aguero this summer, claiming that it is not easy to have an excessive number of top players.

The Argentine striker, who joined City in the summer of 2011 for around £38m from Atletico Madrid, signed a new contract only last year, committing his future to the Etihad until 2017.

In an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero's 'Al Primer Toque', Perez was asked about the club's future strategy after winning their tenth Champions League.

In terms of signings ahead of next season, Perez denied that Real will try to sign Aguero, saying: "It is not in our thoughts. As bad is not having enough good players is having an excess. Last year it was very difficult to manage [Gonzalo] Higuain and [Karim] Benzema. This year with the departure of Higuain it has been easier."

Aguero has been heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu as a replacement for Benzema, whose future has been shrouded in speculation over recent weeks.

Barcelona also appear very interested in the Argentine, after recent reports in Spain claimed that Lionel Messi had asked Camp Nou officials to bolster the squad with his close friend.

However, Messi - who has been in negotiations over a new contract with Catalan officials for the last nine months - claimed that a "lot of nonsense" has been said about Aguero.

The City striker has become a crucial player at the Etihad Stadium and scored 17 goals in just 23 Premier League starts this term, amid several injury concerns.