Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted that Eric Garcia could leave this summer.
Guardiola says he does not expect the defender to sign a new contract with the club.
Garcia has been heavily linked with Barcelona for months, and the Spanish centre-back has reached an agreement regarding personal terms with the Catalan club.
Any move for Garcia would be delayed by Barcelona’s election, though, with the club’s presidential candidates set to meet on Sunday to discuss a potential move.
Barca will offer only €5 million (£4m/$6m) for Garcia, whose contract with City runs out in the summer.
City hoped to receive a larger fee for a player who has been at the club since 2017.
And, when asked about Barca’s interest in the defender, Guardiola revealed that he doesn’t expect Garcia to stay in Manchester past the expiration of his contract.
“I’m pretty sure he’s going to leave at the end of the season,” he said.
“And [whether he leaves] now in this transfer window will depend on the clubs. We’ll see until the end of the transfer window.”