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Despite Transfer Ban, Real Madrid Keeping Tabs On Manchester City Striker [Report]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is faced by Javier Mascherano of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Despite a FIFA-enforced transfer ban stopping Real Madrid bringing in new players for the foreseeable future, the Spanish giants are still eyeing a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

According to the Daily Mirror, Zinedine Zidane has added the Argentina international to his shortlist of highly rated attackers that could fit the mold at the Bernabeu, a list that also includes in-form Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Pep Guardiola dropped the 28-year-old prior to their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona last month, only to see the striker return as an integral part of their 4-0 league win over West Brom and their Champions League win over the La Liga champions in midweek.

The striker still has three years remaining on his contract with the Premier League side, having been rumoured to have signed a one-year extension keeping him at the Etihad until 2020.

Madrid’s continued interest in the striker will depend heavily on the outcome of the club’s appeal against the transfer embargo.

Furthermore, Zidane’s side also have to take into account Aguero’s history with his old club Atletico Madrid, who, as we know, are fierce rivals of the Champions League winners.

Aguero signed for Manchester City in 2011, scoring 149 goals for the club in 222 appearances, including a last-minute winner against Queens Park Rangers in the 2011/12 season that handed City their first Premier League title and first top flight triumph since

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