Bartomeu on Xavi and Alves

Josep Maria Bartomeu has given contrasting statements on the futures of Barcelona duo Xavi Hernandez and Dani Alves.

The President admitted the midfielder "earned the right" to leave Camp Nou before his contract expired at the end of next season, but he was less forthcoming on the topic of the right-back, who can leave the Catalans on a Bosman free transfer this summer.

“I'll say what I said last summer. [Xavi] has earned the right to decide his future,” he said on Barca's official website.

“He has a contract until the end of next season, but I believe if he should end his stay before that, he'll have the full support of the club.

“[On Alves], we're currently holding meetings with the coaching staff in regards to our preparations for next season so I can't say anything.

“However, I can say that [Alves] has already started planning for next season.”

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