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Friday January 11 2013
Agent denies Valdes-Barca talks

Victor Valdes’ agent has dismissed Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta’s claim that the club have opened contract talks with the player.

Valdes hinted recently that talks over extending his contract beyond its June 2014 expiry were not happening as expected, opening up speculation that he may leave the club in the future.

Whilst President Sandro Rosell spoke of prioritising his renewal and Zubizarreta then confirmed that talks have already begun, the player’s agent has pulled back the signs of progress.

“At no time have we sat down to talk to the club about the future of Victor Valdes. We have spoken a few times with Zubizarreta and he has told us that they want to talk to us about the renewal of Victor, but there has been nothing more,” representative Gines Carvajal told Sport today.

“Zubizarreta is willing to sit down and talk about the future of Victor and when he calls we will be there and everyone will show their point of view.

“When the club starts, we will begin talking, but nothing has happened yet.”

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