Manchester United are launching a push for Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero. The Daily Star says United have targeted Atletico Madrid's £45m striker Aguero.

Sir Alex Ferguson has turned his sights on the young Argentine star after giving up on Valencia's David Villa, who is expected to join Real Madrid.

Chelsea have already made contact over the talented striker, but were put off by his £200,000-a-week wage demands.

But Fergie is hoping that Aguero will lower those as he would get the chance to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

The £80m United will get for Cristiano Ronaldo is starting to burn a hole in Fergie's pocket.

United would be prepared to offer Aguero, who is married to Diego Maradona's daughter, a five year deal at £120,000 a week, but again hope the lure of Old Trafford would be enough to attract him.