Sport says Sterling's importance at City has dropped and his desire to leave has increased as a result.
However, nothing could be agreed in the end. But rather than move on, the interest in Sterling remains active and Barça want to re-open negotiations ahead of January.
Alemany still has Sterling in mind. It won't be easy, not least because Barça didn't have the money in the summer to do the deal.
Aged 26 and in his seventh season at City, Sterling is ready to look at his options and a move to Barcelona would be welcomed.
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