Barcelona might use Sanchez to reel in Man City's Kompany

Published April 7th, 2013 - 03:35 GMT

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has been reportedly set as a bait by his club in a bid to lure Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany this summer.

According to the Mirror, City is planning a move for the Chilean Sanchez at the end of the season and Barcelona chiefs are hopeful that City's interest will play into their hands as they prepare a move for Belgium centre-half Kompany.

The report further said that the Catalan giants will offer City a players-plus-cash deal for Kompany, adding that Barcelona is also on the lookout for at least two central defenders.

The report further said that Barcelona is waiting to see if there are any long-term consequences of Kompany's publicly castigation by manager Roberto Mancini after playing for Belgium in a World Cup qualifier the previous Tuesday against Macedonia.

City tried to sign Sanchez in 2011 but lost out to Barcelona, while 22-year-old Bartra, who has represented Spain throughout the age groups, is well known to City sporting director Txiki Begiristain from his time at the Nou Camp, the report added. (ANI)

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