Despite Willy Caballero’s Wembley goalkeeping heroics on Sunday, Pep Guardiola could replace the Argentinian in the summer with Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The Mirror reports that Liverpool are also interested in signing the 23-year-old but are only willing to pay up to £11m for his services – less than the City hierarchy.
Incoming manager Guardiola is searching for a more dependable understudy to Joe Hart than Caballero, who has been prone to making mistakes since his arrival at the Etihad. Ter Stegen has the ability to provide fierce competition for the number one shirt at the Etihad Stadium and, in the long-term, could become a cult hero in Manchester.
The ex-Borussia Monchengladbach man faces an uphill battle to displace Claudio Bravo from the number one spot at the Nou Camp and the German international is desperate to secure regular first-team football in order to boost his chances of playing for his country more regularly.
Ter Stegen is one of many players that have been linked with City since the club confirmed that Guardiola would take over from current boss Manuel Pellegrini in the summer.