Argentinean striker Sergio Aguero, who transferred from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City for £38m in July 2011, has put aside all rumours of him moving to Spanish champions Real Madrid this summer, according to a Sun report.
The Spanish giants, who signed Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from City's cross-town rivals Manchester United, in the recent past, have reportedly put Aguero on top of their most-wanted list for the forthcoming transfer window. The 23-year-old has been in impressive form in his first season in England.
"None of the stories about Real Madrid have come from me and the City fans can rest assured I am happy here. First and foremost, the major aim is to win the league title this season. Then I want to stay here for a long time after that," The Sun quoted Aguero as saying.
"I'm very, very happy here. From the moment I arrived, everyone has treated me really well. It's down to me to repay that kindness and good feeling I've had from everyone with some performances out on the field," he added.
The former Atletico Madrid forward also wants to achieve a personal milestone by scoring 30 goals this season. However, he believes his team's results come before his personal achievements.
"It would be lovely to score 30 - but the most important thing is the team getting the right results at the end of the day. The main thing about scoring is not setting targets for yourself but scoring the goals that win points for the team," he added.
Now with Argentinean teammate Carlos Tevez back in the side, Aguero believes City will once again rise to the top.
"Although I'm not Roberto Mancini, I'm not the manager, we all know he's an important player for us, a key player and with the nine games remaining in the season I think he can bring a lot to the side," a UK Press Association report quoted Aguero as saying.
"Through what happened and the situation that came about I've not had much chance to play with Carlos but what we have done between the three of us - myself, Mario and Edin - is to give a good account of ourselves in terms of goalscoring. We have done fairly well but I think it would be nice to have Carlos on board to add goals to the threesome, but it's down to the manager and hopefully he continues to pick me," he added.
Now with only nine Premier League fixtures remaining, Aguero, who has scored 17 goals in 27 appearances for City, feels his team cannot give up... so close to the finish line.
"That's what it's all about in a title race, not giving up. We are fighting for the title, we have confidence. We're the sort of team who know if we go behind we can come back and win the game. The key is we are in a position now where we can't afford to drop any points," said the 23-year-old striker according to a Daily Mail report.
"Manchester United are quite experienced in these title chases but we have to focus on ourselves. We have dropped a few points here and there along the way but that's in the past. We are playing well and we must carry on in that vein and concentrate on not letting more points go - that's the key to it," he added.