Former Barcelona sporting direct Andoni Zubizarreta has revealed striker Luis Suarez was not their top transfer target in 2014.
The Uruguayan signed for Barca in July 2014 from Liverpool for a reported fee in the region of €94m.
However, according to Zubizarreta, t
Zubizarreta told Marca: "We had some options. The first was not Suarez. He knows it. In winter we considered the signing of Aguero. That did not work out.
"In this situation, there was no doubt: Luis Suarez was our only goal.
He added: "During the negotiation process the incident with Chiellini occurred.
"The issue created a seed of doubt for other clubs who wanted him. They questioned his character. I thought it was the perfect time to accelerate the process of signing him
"From the outset his willingness to sign for Barca was huge."