Premier League trio Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have been warned off of a move for Jordi Alba by Barcelona, after City had a bid turned down for his services.
Manuel Pellegrini was looking to add the Spanish international to his ranks in January, but an early bid of around £25 million was turned down which has also dampened Arsenal and Manchester United’s interest.
Francis Gallardo, a FIFA agent, revealed that the bid from Manchester City had been turned down.
He said: “City is interested in a player of Barca…and made a bid for Jordi Alba but it was rejected by Barcelona.”
Alba was part of the Spain side which lifted Euro 2012 and has established himself as his nation’s first choice left back since 2011 following Joan Capedvilla’s retirement.
He’s also an important part in Barcelona’s XI which is why boss Luis Enrique isn’t willing to let the 25 year-old leave for any fee, meaning the trio will now have to look elsewhere come January.
By Matthew Derrig