Man City star ‘rules out’ Newcastle switch with Guardiola axe to fall, as Barcelona take lead in pursuit

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has reportedly ‘ruled out’ a switch to Newcastle this summer, as he prioritises a move to Barcelona.
The Spain international has fallen out of favour with Pep Guardiola this season. Now, it is looking increasingly likely that he will be sold.
It’s no secret that Newcastle boss Eddie Howe wants to bring in some elite players, but it seems he will have to look for alternatives to Laporte.
Indeed, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Man City star has ‘ruled out’ a move to Newcastle, despite their excellent form in the Premier League.
They add that Laporte has a ‘big desire’ to join Barca, despite AC Milan and Juventus also registering an interest in signing him.
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