Manchester City, Chelsea and RB Leipzig have all made “offers” to Barcelona midfielder Ilaix Moriba, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan-based publication reports that while Chelsea and Leipzig are prepared to make a move for the 18-year-old this summer, City’s proposal is dependent on the player leaving on a free transfer next year.
Even though that appears to put City at a disadvantage, with Barca keen to sell Moriba for €20m (£17m) now to prevent him from leaving for nothing at the end of the season, the player’s agents may favour the Premier League champions’ proposal.
Mundo Deportivo claim that Moriba’s representatives believe they can get better personal terms and signing-on fees if he were to leave at the end of his contract, making the Citizens’ offer more attractive.
However, the major downside for Moriba is that he would face a year playing in Barcelona’s youth team, with the La Liga side wanting to send a signal to youngsters who they feel are prioritising money over football.