Reports from Spain in recent months have already suggested that City and Barcelona have had transfer talks over the summer, during which a possible deal involving Sterling was discussed.
Barcelona’s young star Ansu Fati is reportedly a target for Pep Guardiola, with a swap deal involving Sterling reportedly offered.
Now, Oriol Domènech says that Barcelona are preparing to relaunch these talks with City with the aim of signing England forward; However, there is no mention of how Barcelona intend to fund the deal.
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Indeed, with Barcelona’s well-documented financial woes, their ability to fund a deal for Sterling seems questionable and would almost certainly require a player swap.
Possible options could include Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto, all of whom have been linked with Manchester City in the past, but the interest of the Premier League champions would likely only focus on Fati.
This season, Sterling has found himself on the bench again on several occasions, having already been one of the first names on the roster under Guardiola.
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This has led to questions about his future as the winger enters the final two years of his Manchester contract.
Sterling has reportedly been made available to Tottenham Hotspur as part of City’s attempts to lure Harry Kane to the Etihad stadium, and there is a feeling that if Sterling does not manage to get back into Pep’s plans on a regular basis, it may well be. his last season at the club.
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