Spaniards play hard ball with Pellegrini.
La Liga side Malaga have told Premier League giants Manchester City that they must pay a fee in the region of £16m for highly sought after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, according to Sports Direct News.
The Argentinian custodian was a key part of Pellegrini’s Champions League side last season before he left to take over the managerial hot seat at the Etihad over the summer.
And the Chilean boss still remains keen on a reunion with the 32-year-old even though England international Joe Hart now appears to have overcome the poor form that saw him dropped from the starting XI earlier on in the campaign.
Pellegrini had been hoping that his former side’s poor form this season would have led to the two teams agreeing a cut price fee, however, reports in Spain are claiming that the player has a £16m buy-out clause installed in his contract and Malaga aren’t looking to negotiate on that fee.
He had apparently been open to a move before Christmas, hinting at low morale within the squad, but City failed to make an approach during that January transfer window and it now appears as though a deal is out of the question given the high asking price.