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Manchester City to hijack as Barcelona to split ways with a target.

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Sergio Busquets of Barcelona has been linked with Manchester City in recent times. Fernandinho, a club legend and veteran, is expected to depart this summer after being pushed down the pecking order to play second fiddle to Rodri.

Fernandinho, 36, was set to leave last summer, but the club chose to give him a one-year contract extension for the current campaign. Despite this, the footballer is claimed to want to return to Brazil and is planning to do so this summer.

Sergio Busquets has been touted as Fernandinho's replacement at the Etihad, with the 32-year-old being familiar with Pep Guardiola's style of play and, at this stage of his career, more likely to play as a substitute than as a regular starter. Despite the fact that he has been a regular in Xavi's Xi this season, that is unlikely to continue next season.

Todofichajes is aware, though, that Barcelona is looking to part ways with their "heavyweights" in the dressing room. Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, and Sergio Busquets are among the players in question.

Pique could be on his way out of Barcelona and to Alba, since the left-back has been unsuccessful since Lionel Messi left the club. The fact to consider from the perspective of Blaugrana is that the trio are the highest-paid players in the club, and the former La Liga champions could release them before the start of next season, according to the source.

The goal is for Xavi to be able to kick off his project with the players he wants and a youthful group. Furthermore, it would assist Barca in lowering their payroll expense, according to the source.

Sergio Busquets, despite being in his thirties, is one of the most influential and intelligent players on the pitch, and the Cityzens could make a move for him. He might fit in nicely with Pep Guardiola's system, as he is used to positional play and pushing high up the field. Furthermore, the Spaniard is one of the game's top passers.

Busquets is a less expensive but equally effective alternative to Declan Rice, and with the Sky Blues expected to go all-in for Erling Haaland next summer, they'll need every penny they can get. With Declan Rice's price tag hovering around €100 million, the reigning Premier League champions may opt for Busquets.