Manchester City are ready to revive interest in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Daily Mail says City, bruised following Wednesday’s dramatic Champions League exit at Real Madrid, are planning to start next season with at least three new faces.
The Premier League champions are expected to land striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to fill a void up front, while Guardiola will run the rule over Argentina forward Julian Alvarez during pre-season. Alvarez is currently on-loan at River Plate.
But the City boss is also looking to capture a midfielder who is capable of operating both in a reserved holding position and in a more advanced role.
Guardiola wanted to sign De Jong from Ajax three years ago but the club were beaten to his signature by Barcelona.
They could reignite that interest if Barca are forced to sell the 24-year-old because of their financial constraints. De Jong was close to a move to the Etihad Stadium in 2019 — members of his family had viewed properties in the North West — before eventually choosing the Catalan giants.
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