Barcelona are now considering the possibility of signing Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling on loan in January, MySportDab reports.
Sterling has lost his place in the Starting XI under Pep Guardiola and fallen out of favour in the team.
The Englishman has had to settle for a place on the bench in matches this season.
Now, According to Spanish Newspaper Sport, Sterling is open to joining Barcelona to play more in the first-team.
Sport also claims that Barca tried to sign Sterling on loan this summer but failed and he ended up staying at the club.
But Barca have not given up the chase, and the La Liga club may return with a new offer in January.
Sterling has played frequently for City over his five-years stay at the club, but has now found himself missing from the starting XI in recent weeks.
Summer signing Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden are currently ahead of him in the pecking order, despite Pep Guardiola’s rotation plans
After a stunning performance for England at Euro 2020, Sterling was given a start in the first match of the new Premier League season against Tottenham.
Since then, he has not started any other matche, despite playing well again during the recent World Cup qualifiers.
A loan to Barcelona appears more likely, because the Catalan club can’t seal a permanent deal due to their current financial situation.
Barca President Joan Laporta slammed his predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu last month, and blamed him for the current situation.
He also revealed that Barcelona had a debt over £1.15billion.
Despite the departure of Lionel Messi, they have found it hard to bring in new players.
Sterling has played 297 competitive matches for Manchester City, scoring 72 goals and providing 49 assists.
Manchester City were previously open to offers for Sterling, and are currently ready to sell some players.
But City also planned to start talks for a new contract with Sterling after the European Championship. Citycalm about the situation.
However, there has been no agreement, and Sterling’s contract is left less than two years.