Manchester City have been knocked back in their latest attempts to poach one of Barcelona's directors after being rejected by Raul Sanllehi.
There has been a revolution in City's boardroom in recent months, with Ferran Soriano being appointed as chief executive in August after he held a similar position at the Nou Camp.
And on Saturday night, the club confirmed Txiki Begiristain has been appointed as their new director of football, a position he held at Barcelona between 2008 and 2010.
But Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo believe that City have also been attempting to poach Sanllehi, who has been responsible for negotiations such as the deal that took Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal to Barcelona.
Yet Sanllehi has seemingly decided to stay in Catalunya and has informed City that, although he was flattered by their offer, he has no intention of leaving the club.