07 August 2017

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola enquires about the availability of Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets

PEP GUARDIOLA has launched an enquiry for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets as he looks to add to his Manchester City squad.

The pair enjoyed incredible success together at the Nou Camp during Guardiola’s five-year spell at the Nou Camp – winning 14 trophies.

Pep Guardiola (right) has made an enquiry for Sergio Busquets
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Pep Guardiola is looking to bolster his midfielder
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According to Onda Cera, City have contacted Barca asking about the availability of the 29-year-old.

City are seeking another midfielder after selling Fernando to Galatasaray for £4.7million.

Guardiola voiced an interest in Busquets last summer but a move for the holding midfielder never materialised.

It is expected that City will fail in their pursuit for the Spain international this summer, considering the star’s importance in Barca’s starting XI and they have already lost a key player this summer in the shape of Neymar.

Manchester United have also been linked with Busquets’ Barca teammate Sergi Roberto, with the Red Devils plotting a £36million bid for the versatile star.

Although their pursuit for Roberto is far from straightforward – with Chelsea and Monaco also showing an interest in the 25-year-old.

Pep Guardiola won 14 trophies with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona
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Sergio Busquets is wanted by Man City
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Meanwhile, it has been reported David Silva will not renew his deal at the Etihad.

The midfielder’s contract expires in 2019 and he is set to open talks with Las Palmas.

Silva’s place in the City team has come under threat this season with the £43m arrival of Bernardo Silva from Monaco.

It will be tough for Man City to persuade Barca to sell the midfielder
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