Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
The two clubs are yet to agree a fee for the Chile international but talks are expected to intensify following the conclusion of the Spanish Supercopa on Wednesday.
Bravo will play in Sunday’s first leg against Sevilla thanks to an injury to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who is himself seeking assurances that he will be first choice at Camp Nou this season.
City had shown their interest in Ter Stegen earlier this year, but Barca were insistent that any club would have to pay up his release clause, which stands at around £57 million, in full.
The Blues have since turned their attentions to Bravo, who is likely to see less playing time at Camp Nou this season as the Catalan outfit move to assure Ter Stegen that he is their long-term No.1.
It is thought Barca will not stick to Bravo’s release clause, worth roughly £36m, and City are hopeful they can pay around half that amount.
City kept a close eye on Bravo during this summer’s Copa America Centenario, where he overcame a difficult group stage to claim the Golden Glove award for the best goalkeeper after helping his country win the competition for the second consecutive year.