AYMERIC LAPORTE is the latest Manchester City player wanted by Barcelona.

The Etihad defender, 27, was unhappy at losing his regular place last season to John Stones.

But the Spain international has reclaimed a starting berth during the first half of this campaign.

However, Barca hope to get another cash injection next summer and make a move for him after signing Ferran Torres.

The Nou Camp giants announced the £55m capture of the 21-year-old Man City star earlier this week.

The cash-strapped side had to take out a loan to afford the attacker.

And they expect to get more money next summer to be able to afford new signings.

Barca want to link up Laporte with his former defensive colleague Eric Garcia again in Spain.

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He arrived on a free transfer from City last summer and the two play regularly together for Spain.

The Premier League leaders signed Laporte for £58m from Atletico Bilbao in 2018.

They would demand their money back for a player who is rated one of the best central defenders in England.

He has over three years left remaining on his present contract.

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