Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has confirmed plans to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia in January.

Out of contract next summer and available on a free transfer, Garcia wants to return to Barca, but City felt the offer for his services was below his value.

Now, Koeman says Barcelona might try and sign him in January for a cut-price deal, but can’t make any commitments just yet.

He said: “There is a chance for sure that we are going to have another go for Garcia.

“But right now I cannot know how the finances of the club are in January, so I have to wait and see.”