Victor Valdes
Victor Valdes was recently released by Manchester United Getty Images

Manchester City have reportedly inquired about the availability of Víctor Valdes. The Spanish international, who was released by Manchester United at the end of last season, is available on a free transfer and is reportedly attracting interest from Pep Guardiola.

Valdes, 34, played only two first-team games at United after falling out of favour with their previous coach, Louis van Gaal. But despite his recent injury woes and a lack of competitive football, Guardiola is thought to be keen on his services, according to The Guardian.

Guardiola coached Valdes during his trophy-laden spell in charge of Barcelona and is a known admirer of the veteran goalkeeper, who was not offered a new deal by United. Valdes initially joined United to continue his rehabilitation from a knee ligament injury.

He is now fully fit and is actively seeking his next move after his United deal officially expires on 30 June. Valdes spent the last six months on loan at Standard Liege, where he played six times, but could soon return to Manchester to play under Guardiola for the second time in his career.