Manchester City will reportedly let Sergio Aguero leave if their two-year Champions League ban is upheld.
City are confident of keeping the majority of their squad together despite having been banned from European competition for two years.
The club are taking their fight to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being found guilty by UEFA of breaching financial fair play rules.
But if their appeal is unsuccessful, City will be prepared to let Aguero leave in search of Champions League football, according to The Sun .
After this season, Aguero will enter the final year of his contract at the Etihad, and the publication says he will be treated as a special case – although there is no suggestion the 31-year-old Argentine wants to leave City.
While City are hopeful top stars like Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling will stay on despite the European ban, the club are aware that Aguero is approaching the end of his playing career at the highest level.
Should the striker stay at City and sign a new contract, he would be 34 the next time he could play in the Champions League.
Aguero has spoken of wanting to return to play for Independiente in his homeland once his career in Europe is over.
But given his status as one of City's ever players, it is understood the club would not stand in the way if he was offered the chance to play in the Champions League with another club before heading back to Argentina.
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