Man City set price for Barcelona target, Tottenham eye bargain signing, and David Silva courted by Serie A club


Pep Guardiola is ready to cash in on La Masia graduate after he turned down the contract that would have extended his stay at the Etihad beyond next summer.

Manchester City are ready to tell Barcelona they won’t sell Eric Garcia unless they receive £30m in transfer fee and add-ons for the centre-back, reports The Guardian.

The 19-year-old defender has rejected Man City’s new contract offer that would have kept him at the Etihad beyond next summer. But his refusal to sign a new deal with the Citizens hasn’t convinced Pep Guardiola’s side to lower their valuation of Garcia.

His decision of not dedicating his future to the 2018/19 Premier League champions couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Sky Blues. Man City face Real Madrid in the 2nd leg of their R-16 clash later this week and Garcia looked set to be handed a starting XI spot.

However, after Guardiola admitted on Thursday that the player isn’t too keen to stay at the club, the Spaniard might give the vastly more experienced Fernandinho the chance to start alongside Aymeric Laporte in the heart of City’s defence on Friday.

Man City set price for Barcelona target Eric Garcia
The 19-year-old has impressed this season (Image Copyright: imago images / PRiME Media Images xAndyxRowlandx)

Top News 2: Pierre-Emile Hojberg set to sign for Tottenham in bargain deal

Tottenham eye Pierre-Emile Hojberg for a bargain fee
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With Kyle Walker-Peters set to move to the South Coast later this month, Tottenham Hotspur will gain a new midfielder in the shape of the Denmark international.

Tottenham are set to sign Pierre-Emile Hojberg from Southampton in a deal that would involve the North London club spending just 3m on the 25-year-old’s signing, reports Football.London.

Spurs have told Saints they are ready to meet their valuation of the midfielder and Hojberg is on the verge of agreeing personal terms with Jose Mourinho’s side in the coming days.

Kyle Walker-Peters will be the player heading in the opposite direction as Southampton have been impressed by what they have seen from the right-back during his season-long stay at the South Coast.

And Football.London claims that the difference between the transfer fee for Hojberg and Walker-Peters is only £3m, meaning that Spurs would be getting an experienced Premier League midfielder at an extremely affordable price.

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Top News 3: Lazio offer lucrative deal to David Silva

Torino offers lucrative deal to David Silva
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The former Premier League and La Liga midfielder is currently a free agent after the expiry of his contract with Manchester City.

Lazio have reportedly offered David Silva £52,000 a week contract plus an elegant house and a private plane to convince the Spaniard to sign for them, as per Tuttosport.

The offer does seem mouth-watering on paper but it might not be enough to convince a player who earns £220,000 a week at the Premier League giants.

Silva is aware that he won’t be getting the same wages elsewhere has reportedly told his potential suitors he’d be looking for around £86,000 per week from his next club.

The Manchester City legend is set to bid farewell to the club after the end of their ongoing Champions League campaign. He has already played his last Premier League game for the side.

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