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Manchester City Set To Lose Out In Race to Sign Bayern Munich Keeper Manuel Neuer

by Steven Green

Manuel Neuer

Spanish champions target Bayern stopper.

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Manchester City are set to miss out on Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer after he has emerged as a target for La Liga champions Barcelona, according to Sports Direct News.

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The 27-year-old is widely recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now but reports in Germany believe that he could be on his way out of the Alianz Arena at the end of the season as coach Pep Guardiola is keen on being reunited with his former number one Victor Valdes.

The Spanish international is available on a free transfer this summer and has made his intention to leave the Nou Camp known and Bayern have emerged as the favourites to land his signature.

The deal, should it go through, however, would not be a straight swap as Barcelona would have to fork out the German side’s asking price to replace Neuer.

The news will come as a blow to Manchester City who are still thought to be seeking a replacement for Joe Hart, whose form has dipped dramatically this term, thus leading to speculation surrounding his future at the Etihad Stadium.

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