Manchester City are edging closer to agreeing a deal to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, according to reports in Spain.
The 33-year-old made 32 appearances in La Liga last season for Barca but the Catalan giants are likely to prefer Marc-Andre ter Stegen in net this campaign.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims that Bravo has agreed terms at the Etihad Stadium but a fee is yet to be agreed between the clubs.
The newspaper wrote in Sunday’s edition: ‘Bravo’s camp sees [a deal] “almost done with City”.’
City are understood to be confident that they can land the Chilean for £21million due to the Spanish side already having Ter Stegen on their books, however his release clause stands at £36million and Barca could look to hold out for a better price.
These latest reports throw fresh doubt over Joe Hart’s future at City after Pep Guardiola left him out of the 2-1 Premier League victory over Sunderland, preferring to start with Willy Caballero.
“I am a guy who takes decisions. I am not afraid about that. I feel it and do it,” Guardiola said.
“I think Willy had a really good pre-season. He gave me a lot of confidence for this game, his building-up play, his personality. That is why I chose him.
“This line-up was for this game. Of course Joe can play in the next game (v Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday) but I don’t know if he will.”