Esport3 says a high level meeting was held between the two clubs last week, where City manager Pep Guardiola was present, along with Barca president Joan Laporta and sporting director Mateu Alemany.
During the summit, City expressed interest in signing Dembele and Roberto this summer, with an exchange of players mentioned.
For their part, Barca president Laporta raised the prospect of an exchange involving multiple City players.
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