Chelsea reportedly could have signed Sergio Aguero during the early part of the decade but did not do so after Roman Abramovich did not wish to fork out the requested sum of money, according to The Athletic.
The report added that this happened just months before the Blues ended up signing Fernando Torres in 2011.
Since joining the Citizens in 2011, Aguero has gone on to not only become a Manchester City legend but he has also come to be regarded as one of the greatest attackers to have ever graced the Premier League.
He has gone on to score 173 goals in the league from 250 appearances for the Etihad Stadium based club.
Prior to joining City which was then managed by Roberto Mancini, Aguero had been linked with a number of clubs across England.
Chelsea were one of the clubs who may have been keen on the Argentine but a transfer to Stamford Bridge did not materialise.
The report also added that Chelsea’s then captain John Terry preferred other attackers over Aguero, though it did add that the former England international was not influential over the club’s transfer policy.
For Aguero, things ultimately worked out well. He has since gone on to win four Premier League titles and will now be aiming to add the Champions League to his collection.