Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reportedly identified Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes as a potential transfer target for the summer.
Guardiola and Valdes are no strangers to each other after they spent four years together at Barcelona, and it appears that Middlesbrough's relegation could work in Guardiola's favour.
Claudio Bravo is expected to remain at the club but with competition required, Guardiola could look to 35-year-old Valdes ahead of next season.
The stopper has made 28 appearances in the Premier League this season, but he has been unable to prevent the North-East outfit from returning to the Championship.
He has one year remaining on his existing deal, but he will not want to spend 12 months at the second tier of English football and Middlesbrough are likely to welcome the chance to remove him from the wage bill.