Across town, Manchester City have show the importance of full-back options in today's game - players capable of overlapping, stopping counter-attacks and even tucking into midfield when required.
Sources have told ESPN FC that Atletico Madrid are interested in striker Aguero as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezmann, while Sterling is reportedly stalling on contract talks.
'Last season I was asked many time and I said Sergio is going to stay until he decides his time here is over.
"I think it's not going to happen", said Guardiola. But in football you know'. "But that is not in my hands. He connects perfectly with the way we want to play".
"I know that the club have hinted that it won't be a huge summer for transfers, but I'm sure if City get word of a big-name player becoming available then they will definitely be in the mix". It was an old team, 10 or 11 players more than 31 years old and we needed to change that. Now we are going to change some details with Yaya [Toure] leaving. "One, maybe two, but not too many".
"We have done that all season".
The Portuguese midfielder has scored nine times this term and has emerged as one of City's stars. They have been winning at both half time and full time in their last five away matches in the Premier League and have scored at least three times in each of their last three games away from the Etihad.
The prize money on offer bolsters the already healthy financial position of Premier League clubs, with the contrast to clubs in Scotland evident as champions Celtic will collect just £3.18m in prize money for their title success this season. They are champions. They worked from day one to the last one, training with us, in the locker room, training. John Terry did not count on Arsenal failing to sign an outfield player in the summer of 2015 when he predicted Cech would win them "15 points per season", but Arsenal's failings are no reason to denigrate Cech's achievements.