Date: 19th January 2018 at 8:00pm
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Barcelona have agreed a new contract in principle with utility player Sergi Roberto, according to Sport.

The Spanish international’s current contract expires in 2019, and he is free to leave if a club bids €40m (£35m).

Chelsea and Juventus both contacted Roberto’s agent Jose Maria Orobitg in the summer about signing the right back/midfielder but the 25 year old opted to remain at the Nou Camp to fight for his place in the first team.

Catalan publication Sport report that Roberto has agreed a new four and a half year contract, with a release clause between €100m and €200m, which means Blues and Juve will likely withdraw their interest in the player.

The full back was not used regularly by manager Ernesto Valverde in pre-season, leading to speculation about his departure from Barca.

However, he has become an integral first team player during the course of the season, having made 25 appearances in all competitions for the club.


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