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Manchester City transfer news: Garcia update, Aouar a key target, Koulibaly movement

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Manchester City on Wednesday, August 12.

Manchester City are expected to be active during this summer's transfer window, having relinquished control of the Premier League title to Liverpool in 2019-20.

Head coach Pep Guardiola is believed to be targeting a number of players ahead of next season, while there are expected to be outgoings at the Etihad Stadium in the coming weeks.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the club.

Wednesday morning's Manchester City transfer talk news roundup:

Barcelona 'unwilling to meet Eric Garcia asking price'

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action with Manchester City's Eric Garcia in the FA Cup on July 18, 2020© Reuters

Barcelona are reportedly unwilling to spend over €15m (£13.49m) on Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.

The 19-year-old has been a regular for City over the last few months but has recently informed the English giants that he does not want to extend his contract past next summer.

Barca continue to be linked with the teenager, who Pep Guardiola's side are believe to value in the region of £27m due to his progress during the 2019-20 campaign.

However, according to ESPN, the runners-up in La Liga and the Premier League are far apart when it comes to a valuation, with the Spanish outfit unwilling to spend over €15m (£13.49m).

Manchester United 'ready to reignite interest in Kalidou Koulibaly'

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly pictured in July 2020© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly preparing to battle Manchester City for the signature of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly during this summer's transfer window.

The 29-year-old could be on the move ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, with Napoli missing out on a spot in next season's Champions League due to a disappointing Serie A season.

City have been consistently linked with the Senegal international over the last few months, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, United are very much in the hunt, with the Red Devils willing to offer €70m (£63m) for his services.

Pep Guardiola's side are said to be looking for another central defender ahead of next season despite recently completing a deal for Bournemouth's Nathan Ake.

Man City 'reignite interest in Houssem Aouar'

Lyon's Houssem Aouar pictured in February 2020© Reuters

Manchester City are reportedly considering reigniting their interest in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar during this summer's transfer window.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for his French club during the 2019-20 campaign and is believed to be on the shortlist of a number of European teams.

City have been linked with the central midfielder over the last few months, and according to L'Equipe, the English giants are weighing up a move in the coming weeks.

Aouar is expected to line up against the Citizens in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Saturday night.

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