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Man City transfer news: Hughes set for Barry move

Man City transfer news: Hughes set for Barry move

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by Hugh Southon

12th July 2013 11:42am BST

  

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is set to launch a raid on Manchester City for his former player Gareth Barry.

Hughes signed the player to the Blues from Aston Villa when he was in charge of the club in 2010

The 31-year-old has just a year left on his Etihad deal and the arrival of £30 million Fernandinho has seen the England international slip down the pecking order.

And a move to Stoke would suit the Manchester-based Barry who has forged a personal friendship with Hughes.

However, he would be forced to take a pay cut under the Financial Fair Play Regulations which would see his weekly wages fall from £120,000 to £80,000.