Barcelona sporting director Alemany in Man City HQ for Sterling talks | OneFootball
Barcelona sporting director Alemany in Man City HQ for Sterling talks
Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany is in Manchester today for talks with Manchester City for Raheem Sterling.
Sport says Alemany is on a working trip in Manchester. Barcelona's sporting director spent Friday at Manchester City's offices discussing the January transfer window.
Various names are on the table. The first is Raheem Sterling, who has been linked with Barcelona for weeks. But negotiations between the two clubs also threw up other possible names.
Sterling's case was dealt with last summer. Pep Guardiola's side were open to letting the winger go, and the situation was translated to Alemany. Barça suggest the player ruled out a move at the last minute, while Sterling's camp say the proposal arrived to late for the England international to contemplate a change.
Now things are different. The big problem is that City won't contemplate a loan without an obligation to make the deal permanent on Barça's end.
Sources at the club have confirmed City would only let Sterling leave if a transfer is guaranteed in the future. That could be now or a loan with an obligatory buy option. And that makes things complicated for Barça.