There is, however, long-standing interest from England in the 30-year-old and City are the latest to be linked, with Pep Guardiola in the market for another frontman after seeing Sergio Aguero head to Barcelona as a free agent.
Barcelona are reportedly interested in bringing Alexis Sanchez back to the Nou Camp in January on a loan deal. Sanchez played some of his best football at Barca HassieNoe camiseta villalibre IsaacggJw before leaving for Arsenal in 2014.
Babel is still playing at 34 years of age, as he remains on the books at Turkish outfit Galatasaray, while Afellay – who is a year chelsea tøj older – hung up his boots in January after last turning out for PSV.
Babel, meanwhile, who spent three-and-half years on the books at Liverpool, is into the final 12 months of his HassieNoe camiseta villalibre IsaacggJw contract in Turkey and is due to drop into the free agent pool next summer.
Having negotiated over a period of weeks with key figures such as Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and coach Ronald Koeman – and having seen discussions suspended on multiple occasions – Barca were able to confirm a plan for the foreseeable future that will see them trim their bills.