Man City, Villa target Hleb keen on England return

Barcelona midfielder Alex Hleb is desperate for a return to the Premiership.

Barcelona midfielder Alex Hleb is desperate for a return to the Premiership.

The Mirror says Hleb is desperate to return to the Premier League - and has put Manchester City and Aston Villa on red alert.

Hleb, 28, quit Arsenal 18 months ago but was loaned out to Stuttgart this summer after failing to win a regular place at Barcelona.

The Spanish giants are now ready to sell Hleb this summer - and the Belarus midfielder admits he is keen to return to England.

Hleb said: “The chances for me to stay at Stuttgart next season are zero. Barcelona will decide my future and I am open to any option. But I have shown at Arsenal that I can play in England and enjoy the Premier League.”

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