President Sandro Rosell has confirmed that the club has reached a "verbal agreement" with coach Pep Guardiola about a new two-year contract with an option for a third.
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Regarding Rafa Marquez, Mr Rosell revealed. “His representative wants to see us. I don’t know why and it’s not necessarily to do with Marquez, but we’ll see him”. In the case of Ibrahimovic, Rosell denied that the Club had received any offers for the striker and confirmed that Guardiola still counted on him: “Pep will definitely get the best out of him. That’s one of his biggest talents”.
Turning to the recent departure of Touré, he confirmed that the Club and the manager had tried to persuade him to stay: “He didn’t want to. I don’t know if his agent or his brother put pressure on him but the fact is he didn’t want to stay and I’ve always said that if the player isn’t 150% convinced of staying then the best he can do is leave”. As for Hleb, Cáceres, Henrique and Keirrison, he revealed that the Club had received proposals to loan them out for next season. Finally, he denied that the coaching staff had expressed any interest in bringing in Robben, Robinho or Mata.