SERGIO AGUERO has agreed a two-year 'agreement in principle' with Barcelona, according to reports.
Barca boss Ronald Koeman is said to have given the move the green light as it would not stop him signing Memphis Depay who is house hunting in Catalonia.
Aguero – who is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season – has been heavily linked with the Catalans for months.
The striker wants to join Barcelona like 'crazy' this summer when his contract at City expires, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Barca are apparently eager to appease star man Lionel Messi, 33, who is edging towards staying put after trying to leave last year.
One way to convince Messi to remain would be to sign 32-year-old Aguero – one of his best pals and an international teammate with Argentina.
And a principle deal has been reached with the City legend lowering his initial wage demands, according to Sport.
Koeman is said to have given the move his blessing after receiving confirmation it would not prevent him signing Depay.
The Dutch coach has wanted to sign compatriot Depay, 27, for almost a year but will have to wait until he leaves Lyon as a free agent in the summer.
According to Spanish outlet Onze TV3, talks are underway with both Koeman and the player intent on reuniting at the Camp Nou.
And the forward was in Barcelona looking for houses with his family two weeks ago, according to Mundo.
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Depay was said to be searching in the Pedralbes area of the city having been advised by his countryman and Barca midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The winger is reportedly not being offered the same terms as in previous talks.
Barcelona are said to have sat down with Depay's camp in October in the hope of a January window switch to replace Ousmane Dembele.
French winger Dembele stayed put and therefore, given the club's tight financial picture, their pay packet offer to Depay has reportedly been halved.
The former Manchester United flop's desire to sign for the Catalans will be tested amid talk of rival interest.
Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan are all described as keen on a move and would offer a bigger wage.
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