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Man City have been in contact with Busquets

The English club weren't making an offer, just a gesture in the case he wants to move clubs

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Jordi Gil | 10.2.2016 | 20:44h.

Manchester City didn't want to lose a second. The English club had not made any moves towards signing Sergio Busquets, but his quotes early this week were well-received at the Etihad Campus. And City, on Wednesday, have since been in contact with the player's representatives to make it clear that the doors are open in the case that he wants a change of scenery and a reunion with Pep Guardiola. 

It's not a formal offer. City only wanted to make a gesture to Busquets in the case that he really did want to leave FC Barcelona - a possibility which as of today is not in the player's head. The Premier League side only wanted to transmit that City would be the ideal destination for him. 

Busquets is still waiting for Josep Maria Bartomeu to complete his promise of improving his contract. The president gave him his word and has still not fulfilled it, despite the midfielder's excellent performances on the pitch. Sergio has confidence that Bartomeu will keep his word and in the coming weeks there could be movement. 

In any case, Guardiola does not want City to touch any Barcelona players and the club, who are steered by Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, have not done so until now. Pep would only consider it in exceptional circumstances, as ocurred when Thiago Alcantara moved to Bayern. That's to say, if the player wants to leave and Barça have no interest in standing in his way.

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