The 27-year-old is considering his future at City after dropping down the defensive pecking order in manager Pep Guardiola’s plans.
Laporte only made 27 appearances for the Citizens during the 2020-21 campaign, with Ruben Dias and John Stones ahead of him in the pecking order.
Barcelona are among the clubs interested in signing Laporte, who is reportedly looking for a move away from the Premier League.
According to Sport via Le 10 Sport, Barca are interested in bringing the former Athletic Bilbao defender back to La Liga this summer and a swap deal could be on, with City interested in Barca 29 year-old utility Sergi Roberto.
Contacts between Barcelona and Man City have been ‘intense’ in the last days. Not only has there been conversations about Sergi Roberto/Aymeric Laporte, but also other players, a separate report by Journalist Toni Juanmartí claims.
Roberto has a year to run on his contract and is being encouraged to leave by Barca management. A swap involving Laporte would be an ideal scenario for the cash-strapped Spanish giants.
The news was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and City Chief, and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, who took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
How can its good ideal for us? He's 29 and we don't need other rb. Txiki want to help barca at this point— sentosabahari (@sentosabahari8) June 7, 2021
Not a good deal at all— Dave Wilson (@davewilson0210) June 7, 2021
😂 gotta be a joke— Certified Lover Boy 🦉 (@King_Smaviee) June 7, 2021
Barca legit trying to make a squad of city players , but when last year we wanted Messi they gave us the finger , I say don't give them jack , they already got Garcia and Kun , or change the club name to Barchester city.— Recognize (@Adamel91) June 7, 2021
I can see they're trying to use Pep's love for them as advantage— WE ARE CITYY💙 (@Cityzen170) June 7, 2021
can barcelona just go away and stop trying to take our players, build your own team ffs— l mcfc (@l__mcfc) June 7, 2021
Never forgive txiki if we swap laporte to sergi. We don't need finish player. He's 29 years old and we have so many right back. We would we swap him? Just give us the cash no swap deals. We don't need intention to sell laporte— sentosabahari (@sentosabahari8) June 7, 2021