Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has said he does not know what the future holds beyond this season.

Aguero, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, will be out of contract at the end of the campaign and he has yet to pen a new deal with the Premier League club.

When quizzed on the Argentine forward's future in November City coach Pep Guardiola said: "He is a guy who deserves with the club fair talks to do what is the best for him, for the club and for everyone."

Aguero said he will take his time to decide on what the next step in his career will be.

"I finish my contract at the end of the season and I don't know what I'll do yet," he told Spanish YouTube show Charlando Tranquilamente.

"I just want to play for the rest of the season and then we'll see."

A combination of injuries and Covid-19 have restricted Aguero - City's record scorer - to nine appearances in all competitions this season, with his last game on 3 January.

Without him, City have raced away at the top of the table and recorded a record for an English top-flight team of 17 consecutive wins in all competitions.

On Sunday they visit Arsenal in the Premier League before facing Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday in their Champions League last-16 away first leg which has been moved to Budapest as a result of Covid-19 related travel restrictions in Germany. 

Meanwhile City have distanced themselves from claims they are negotiating with Lionel Messi over a summer move to the Etihad.

The Barcelona forward is out of contract at the end of the season and the Argentina international has been continually linked to a reunion with Guardiola.

However, club sources insist no offer has been made to the 33-year-old, either last summer or since, and there are no talks taking place.

Messi has also been linked with Paris St Germain, probably the only other club likely to be able to afford the player's reported £120million-plus a year salary, with speculation about his future intensifying in the final year of his contract at the Nou Camp.