Verdu & Espanyol in contract talks

Espanyol midfielder Joan Verdu is set to discuss a new contract with the club this week, according to reports.

The 30-year-old's current deal expires in June, and rumours had suggested that he would leave the Periquitos on a free transfer, with Atletico Madrid interest in making a move.

But Marca have claimed that the Periquitos will sit down with the playmaker and try to thrash out a new deal.

Talks earlier this term had reached a stalemate, but the newspaper has insisted that both parties are willing to try and come to an agreement.

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