Sunday May 8 2016
Man City press for Sassuolo's Vrsaljko

Manchester City have reportedly beaten Barcelona in the race for Sassuolo full-back Sime Vrasljko.

The Neroverdi's signing of the talented Croatian two years ago for €3.5m may prove a very worthy investment, as his value has more than doubled by now.

While Vrasljko is believed to be a target for Barcelona, the Daily Star on Sunday claims that Manchester City have already won that race.

Apparently Barcelona's sporting director Ariedo Braida was sent over to meet Sassuolo and negotiate a deal, but was told he'd been beaten by former Blaugrana Coach Pep Guardiola, who wanted the player for the Citizens.

As well as Barcelona and Manchester City, it is believed that Juventus and Atletico Madrid have an interest in the player.