Barcelona President Hopeful Of Victor Valdes Stay

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Rosell still hoping to persuade Valdes to stick around.

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Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is still hopeful on convincing Victor Valdes to stay at the club this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The 31-year-old announced in January that he was intending to leave at the end of the season to seek new challenges after spending the entirety of his 12 year career at the Nou Camp.

He is hoping to force the club’s hand into selling as he has just one year left on his current deal and is banking on the club wanting some sort of fee for him rather than lose him for nothing next year.

He has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal but the Rosell is still hoping that he can talk him out of leaving.

“I want to speak with the player,” he said. “Tito (Vilanova), (Andoni)  Zubizarreta and I would like a direct meeting.

“The player does not have to leave the club in the summer as his deal ends in 2014. After that we will analyse the goalkeeping situation.”

Rosell also denied speculation liking the Catalan giants with a summer swoop for Brazilian superstar Neymar by saying; “Many clubs are interested but Neymar is still a player of Santos.”

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