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Barcelona remain eager to close deal for Man City defender Eric Garcia

Barcelona remain eager to close a deal for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia in January.

However, the incoming president at Barca will need to give the go ahead to any potential transfer

Plans are in place to strengthen the Barcelona squad in the January window, despite the resignation of president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Tuesday.

ESPN says sporting director Ramon Planes and manager Ronald Koeman believe another centre back is needed at the Nou Camp, with Garcia seen as a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique.

Barca attempted to sign the 19-year-old in the summer but failed to agree a fee with City. However, the Catalans plan to renegotiate with the Sky Blues in the hope of reaching an agreement for the new president to sign off on.

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