Manchester City have allegedly placed a £45 million price tag on attacker Raheem Sterling, amid interest from Arsenal and Barcelona.
The 26-year-old star ‘wants to leave’ the Citizens, according to a previous report, with newly-appointed Blaugrana boss Xavi believed to be keen on luring the England international to Camp Nou.
The Gunners have been credited with an interest in the former Liverpool ace since last summer, with manager Mikel Arteta reportedly also interested in adding reinforcements in the final third of the pitch.
According to the Metro, the Etihad Stadium outfit are open to selling him in January for £45 million, around £5 million less than what the club paid the Reds to sign the wide man back in 2015.
Pep Guardiola recently said that he is “convinced” his old club Barcelona will land Sterling should they make a formal proposal in one of the upcoming transfer markets.
The likes of Newcastle United and Real Madrid have also been touted with an interest, however for the Gunners and other clubs, the Catalan heavyweights are believed to be the favourites to sign him.
Raheem, who has less than two years remaining on his current deal with the Premier League champions, has played in just six of his 15 matches across all competitions thus far this season, netting only twice.