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Barcelona Want To Bring Back A Former Defender In "Low Cost" Plan

Barcelona Want To Bring Back A Former Defender In "Low Cost" Plan

Barcelona have been linked with a shock move for 'La Masia' graduate Marc Muniesa if Eric Garcia's transfer fails to materialise.

Garcia is in the final year of his contract at Manchester City and didn't feature in their squad for Monday's 3-1 win over Wolves.

The 19-year-old will cost around €18 million but Mundo Deportivo report that Barca have a list of cheaper alternatives.

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One of those is Muniesa who made two appearances for 'Blaugrana' before joining Stoke City in 2013.

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Image Credit: PA

He is currently plying his trade for Al-Arabi SC in the Qatar Stars League.

Other players included on Ronald Koeman's shortlist include Arsenal's David Luiz and Juventus' Daniele Rugani.

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But it is thought signing a defender from La Liga would be more beneficial and simpler to complete.

The Catalan giants are in the market for defensive cover after letting Nelson Semedo join Wolves for £40 million.

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Elsewhere, Arturo Vidal officially joined Inter Milan on Tuesday afternoon as Koeman's clear out continues.

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Luiz Suarez's departure looks to be edging closer with Atletico Madrid registering their interest in the Uruguayan.

However, a move to Juventus was rumoured earlier in the window and Suarez even obtained an Italian passport.

Sounds straightforward? Well, Suarez has now been accused of cheating on his test to obtain a passport after having "questions sent to him in advance."

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Quotes from an official in Repubblica claimed, "He does not speak a word of Italian. He does not conjugate verbs, he only speaks using the infinitive. If journalists would ask him some questions, he'd be lost. He earns €10 million a year, he needs to pass this exam."

The 33-year-old looks set to stay in Spain this summer but could face punishment if the accusations are true.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Transfers, La Liga

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.