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Barcelona to make first bid for Man City defender Eric Garcia

Barcelona are readying an opening offer for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.

Pep Guardiola revealed on Thursday the defender, 19, is refusing to pen a new Etihad contract.

And Barca will test the water with a £14million bid for the City starlet.

As Garcia has just a year left on his current one, City have a big call over whether to cash in on him now.

Etihad chiefs will want at least £20m up front, with a further £10m in add-ons, to consider selling him.

Otherwise they are happy to let him see out the final 12 months before going for nothing, says The Sun.

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