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Barcelona To 'Make A New Attempt' To Sign Man City Star In January, 'Secret' Meeting Taken Place

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Barcelona To 'Make A New Attempt' To Sign Man City Star In January, 'Secret' Meeting Taken Place

Barcelona will reportedly make a new attempt to sign a Manchester City star, with a 'secret' meeting held ahead of a potential January transfer.

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Pep Guardiola signed Jack Grealish in the summer and the England international has started every Premier League game this season.

But his inclusion has seen Raheem Sterling drop down the pecking order, with the player thought to be seeking a move away.

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Image: PA
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And it appears Barca are keeping tabs on his situation in view to a move in January when the transfer window reopens.

What's more, they have already held talks regarding a potential transfer.

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The club's sporting director Mateu Alemany has been in Manchester to discuss a move.

The Catalan giants want new recruits following a period of transition which saw Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann leave in the summer.

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Image: PA

Further reports suggest the England man would be open to joining Barca after growing frustrated under Pep Guardiola.

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The 26-year-old has been a regular at Man City since his move from Liverpool in 2015.

But his recent role coming off the bench could see him leave the Etihad, with his contract expiring at the end of next season.

The La Liga side face stiff competition from Arsenal who are also interested in snapping up Sterling.

Rio Ferdinand reckons the ex-Liverpool youngster won't be at Man City next season.

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He explained: "I don't think Raheem will be at City next season. He won't want to sit on the bench - he's a winner.

"He's dedicated to his profession. I think his mind will think that he has to go.

"I think Real Madrid and Barcelona - they'll have money again.

"There will be no shortage of takers for Raheem Sterling. If he's not playing I think those two clubs will be interested.

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"You can't doubt what Sterling has done - I think he's worth £100 million - in a heartbeat. But if he hasn't played all season he won't be going for that."

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Topics: Manchester City, Football, Barcelona, Raheem Sterling

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