On April 5th, we covered claims from Germany that RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo is likely to join Manchester City.

Four days later, Bild reported the attacking midfielder favours a move to the Etihad over Chelsea and Manchester United. It was also stated City maintain ‘very good contacts’ with the Bundesliga side after signing Joško Gvardiol last summer.

Jijantes, relayed by today’s Mundo Deportivo, provide more details on Manchester City’s interest when discussing Barcelona’s desire to sign the 25-year-old.

The Spain international is a clear target for the La Liga side, and their sporting director, Deco, met his agents and father yesterday, to analyse a possible deal in the next window.

The agents visited the Catalan club’s facilities on Wednesday morning and were joined by the player’s father, Miguel, for a meeting with Deco in the afternoon.

It’s claimed this meeting comes after Olmo’s representatives met Manchester City ‘last week’.

The Spaniard was at Barcelona’s academy before moving to Dinamo Zagreb in 2015. They have never lost track of him since then and is valued within the club.

Olmo’s deal lasts until 2027 and Mundo state it has a €60m release clause. This wouldn’t be an issue for Manchester City, but the same can’t be said about Barcelona, as they are going through financial difficulties.

This, coupled with Olmo favouring a move to the Etihad puts the Citizens well positioned to sign him in the summer.