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Man City could include Eric Garcia in Koulibaly deal

Manchester City continue to work on a deal for Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly and there could be a twist in the tale.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Citizens are thinking about offering young defender Eric Garcia in the deal.

Garcia, 19, has told Pep Guardiola that he will not renew his contract (one year left) at the Etihad Stadium.

All signs point to him returning to his original club Barcelona, but Napoli are now being mooted as an option.

Di Marzio’s counterpart Alfredo Pedulla disputes this claim, saying Napoli will take cash only for Koulibaly (and Allan).

Barcelone have reportedly offered €10m for Garcia, who has just earned his first Spain call-up.

But City value the youngster at €33.3m, despite his contract situation meaning he could leave for free next year.

Napoli will need a defender to replace Koulibaly and their first choice, Gabriel Magalhaes, is joining Arsenal.

Garcia has become a regular in Guardiola’s side, making 13 Premier League and two Champions League appearances last season.

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