Liverpool handed fresh blow over Barcelona transfer amid fresh talks

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Liverpool may have been handed a blow in their reported bid to land Barcelona star Gavi.

The midfielder has been a sensation at Camp Nou, bursting onto the scene as a 17-year-old.

And he is already a regular under Xavi Hernandez, while also being a firm part of Luis Enrique’s Spain squad.

Barca want Gavi to remain a key part of their plans going forward, but they find themselves in a contract jam.

Gavi is out of contract in 2023, meaning the Blaugrana will likely have to sell the midfielder if they cannot agree a new contract.

Up until now, Gavi has rejected offers, but according to Sport, the Spain international’s agent is meeting with Barca this summer, with differences from recent meetings put aside.

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Both parties want to come to an agreement, but the finances will have to make sense for Gavi.

That could be a blow to Liverpool, who are monitoring the situation in case the 17-year-old becomes available, according to El Nacional.

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