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10.07.2009 14:27

Laporta: "Villa and Forlán, very interesting"


Joan Laporta has explained that FC Barcelona is still waiting on a response from Eto'o regarding the renewal of his contract. Whether to not he stays, the club is looking for a new forward, and Villa and Forlán are among those being looked into.

Before the start of the Assembly of the Spanish Football Federation in Las Rozas, Joan Laporta spoke about some of the names being touted for inclusion in the squad for the 2009/10 season. One of these is Samuel Eto'o, who Barça have offered a two-year extension on his contract.

Hanging on Eto'o

QM3D1466.jpgJoan Laporta declared that FC Barcelona are waiting for an answer from Josep Maria Mesalles, Samuel Eto'o’s agent, to confirm "whether he wants to stay and accept the offer of whether they are not interested … in principle, it seems he’s not that interested", although Laporta denied that the Cameroonian "has already decided to leave Barça".

After a striker

Regardless of Samuel Eto'o’s future, the club is after a new striker: "the coaching staff want to reinforce this position and there are players like Villa and Forlán that would be very interesting additions to that area."

Waiting on Valencia

On the David Villa issue, he said: "we know that the player has an agreement with the club to leave for a certain amount. We have made an offer and we have a bit of hope that they’ll change their minds, because Valencia did tell us that they had no intention of selling".
Laporta: “Villa and Forlán, very interesting“
Offer for Filipe Luis
Joan Laporta was also asked about Filipe Luis, the Deportivo la Coruña full back, who could be coming to FC Barcelona this summer. "We made an offer and we’re waiting for an answer", said the FC Barcelona president.

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