Barcelona offer Hleb to Sunderland, Aston Villa

Barcelona have offered midfielder Alex Hleb to Sunderland and Aston Villa.

The People says the former Arsenal midfielder returned to the Nou Camp on Friday for pre-season training after a season-long loan at Stuttgart to find he is not in manager Pep Guardiola's plans.

They value the Belarus international, who wants to return to the Premier League, at 7million pounds, but are likely to accept about £4million.

However, neither Martin O'Neill nor Steve Bruce have been in touch because they believe Hleb's salary demands are too high.

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