Report: Sergio Busquets negotiating new contract at Barcelona

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Reported Arsenal transfer target Sergio Busquets is negotiating a new deal with Barcelona according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is negotiating a new contract with the Spanish club according to newspaper Sport.

The Spaniard was linked with a move to Arsenal by the Daily Telegraph, but if that report is accurate, the Gunners now seem extremely unlikely to get their man.

Sport’s report suggests there could be an increase on the buy-out clause in Busquet’s previous contract, which was valued at €150 million, suggesting it would take a world record offer if Arsenal still wanted to push on and try to do a deal.

Busquets has been the anchor in the Barcelona midfield for several years but Arsenal’s attention is elsewhere according to the Daily Star, who suggests Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote is a more realistic option for the club.

Sport claims Barcelona’s president Sandro Rosell, vice-president Josep Bartomeu and the club’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta all attended a meeting with regards to the new deal.

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