Manchester City are to re-sign midfielder Gareth Barry.

Barry is currently on-loan at Everton and comes off contract in June.

The Manchester Evening News says City are looking into the possibility of the 32-year-old launching a new chapter in his Blues career at New York City FC.

The franchise will launch in the 2015 season which starts in 13 months.

Sending Barry, who would be a likely captain, would show the world that the fledgling club means business.

He would no doubt become a contender to captain the side, which will be lead by head coach Jason Kreis.

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