- 29 January
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Guardiola offers Barcelona more players in meeting with president Laporta
This week the Legends Trophy golf tournament took place in Mallorca, with Guardiola and current Barcelona manager Joan Laporta in attendance.
The pair are old friends, having worked together to so much success when Guardiola was head coach at Barcelona and Laporta was in his first period as president.
According to RAC1, although pleasantries were exchanged, there was also business discussed, with Barcelona enquiring about some more players they could potentially sign from Man City.
So, who were some of the names discussed?
This main name on the agenda was Aymeric Laporte who has lost his place in the team this season.
When Ruben Dias was signed it was thought he would form an ongoing partnership with Laporte at the back for City, but the outstanding form of John Stones throughout the came relegated the now-Spain international to the status as third-choice centre-back at the Etihad.
As for a transfer fee, well, Barcelona can't afford a big one.
Another player who lost his way at Man City this season was Raheem Sterling, who suffered a dry spell in front of goal in the second half of the campaign.
A few throwaway stories have suggested Barcelona could be interested in bringing the Englishman to Camp Nou, but, again, he will not come on the cheap.
The likely acquisition of Memphis Depay for free makes this one highly unlikely too.
Bernardo Silva has almost been a victim of his own ability to play in a variety of positions for Man City as although he remains a solid performer, he has been unable to lock down a designated position in the team.
He started an admirable 24/38 Premier League games but he is not what could be described as a key player for the club.
The Portuguese could leave if a decent offer came in.
But, he will not be a priority signing for the Blaugrana.
The future of Joao Cancelo was also discussed but this one won't happen due to his increasingly superb performances in 2020/21 and his ability to play at both right-back and left-back with equal effectiveness.
Guardiola won't be letting him go.