Barcelona set to announce replacement for Bravo

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24 DE ENERO 2015/ELCHE Claudio Bravo, durante el partido por la fecha 20 de la Liga BBVA de España entre Elche vs Barcelona jugado en el estadio Martinez Valero. FOTO.CORDON PRESS/AGENCIAUNO

The final details for a move to take Claudio Bravo to Manchester City should be concluded in the coming day or so. Bravo will fly to Manchester to complete a move to Guardiola’s side once Barcelona confirm the signing of Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves.

A fee in the region of £13million rising to £16million has been agreed between Manchester City and Barcelona for the Chile international and Guardiola will be keen to register him for their UEFA Champions League campaign commencing soon.

With pressure coming from the boardroom, Barcelona’s number one keeper will depart the club due to fear of losing the younger Marc-André Ter Stegen – also to Manchester City. City remain keen on signing either of Barcelona’s ‘keepers as they look set to lose Joe Hart, who does not fit the plans of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.

Barcelona are in talks with Valencia over signing Diego Alves as Bravo’s replacement. AS in Spain reports that Valencia sanctioned the deal and are willing to allow their keeper to depart for the Catalonia giants. Injury to Marc-André Ter Stegen means that Barcelona will not let a deal for Bravo to City to be concluded until a replacement is found.

Bravo has been named in Barcelona’s squad to face Real Betis this weekend, but it’s unsure whether he will be in Manchester or Barcelona by the time kick-off takes place.

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