Sport Witness had relayed a Marca report earlier in the week that claimed Barcelona had made a ‘formal offer’ for the 21-year-old. However, AS states that although Barcelona’s interest is there, they are facing stiff competition from the Premier League champions.
Guardiola is reported to have a keen interest in Olmo and has already seen him in action twice this season. Olmo scored in Zagreb when Manchester City won 4-1 in the Champions League, and impressed throughout in the Croatian side’s 2-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
The current Premier League champions will have to pay around €40 million for the attacking midfielder, but are helped by the fact Olmo has made a desire to leave the club.
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