Villa turn down loan deal for former player
The 32-year-old midfielder left Villa to join Manchester City in a £12million deal in 2009, and played a prominent role in the Citizens winning the Premier League title in 2012.
Barry, who has one year left on his contract at the Etihad, does not figure in the plans of new manager Manuel Pellegrini and will not be offered a contract extension, writes the website.
And with Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia and new £30million signing Fernandinho all ahead of him in the central midfield pecking order, Barry will be surplus to requirements and will be allowed to leave in this Summer’s transfer window.
A number of clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, have been linked with the England international who has expressed his disappointment at not receiving a new contract.
According to talkSPORT, Manchester City have been in contact with Aston Villa about a possible season long loan, however Villa manager Paul Lambert has ruled out such a move with the Scot only interested in signing young players.
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