Barcelona are preparing a shock move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, according to Spanish press.
The Catalan giants are keen to strengthen their defensive options – and Kompany is believed to be one of their prime targets.
They have already expressed an interest in Chelsea’s David Luis and Liverpool’s Daniel Agger but could turn their attention to City’s iconic captain should their other options fall through.
The 27-year-old would not come cheap though. City would be loath to lose him so close to the start of the season and are likely to ask for a hefty transfer fee if they did allow him to leave.
Yet Barcelona’s economic vice president Javier Faus has made it clear that an eye-watering price tags won’t faze them in the transfer market.
“Money won’t be a problem in terms of making a signing. We’re not going to go crazy, but our priority in that respect is sporting,” he told The Express.
“The financial department will make available the money necessary to pay for a transfer once an agreement has been reached with a club.”
Belgian international Kompany has made 151 appearance for City since his arrival from Hamburg for £6million in 2008.
He captained City to their first Premier League title for 43 years following their dramatic last gasp victory over Queens Park Rangers on the last day of the season.
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