Barcelona remain confident that Gavi will sign a new long-term contract, despite interest in his signing emerging from several clubs across Europe. 90 minutes understand.
Gavi had agreed to sign a new deal earlier this year, with interested clubs told he would stay with the Catalan giants and not be looking for a move.
Barca’s plan was for the teenager to sign his new long-term contract at the age of 18 on August 5. However, this was not possible due to the club’s financial problems which saw them struggle to register new signings.
Now that the transfer window has closed, Barcelona are now looking to complete Gavi’s extension with his current contract expiring next year.
Gavi and its representatives, led by former Spain midfielder Ivan de la Pena, were ready to commit to a new deal but have been frustrated by delays, while Barca’s links with Manchester’s Bernardo Silva City didn’t go well.
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90 minutes understands that while Barcelona kept Gavi waiting over the summer, rival clubs have reignited their interest in the brilliant young Spaniard.
Sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed 90 minutes that Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have all held meetings on Gavi in recent weeks to update them on its current situation.
Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain and Juventus have also had similar conversations, with all clubs keen to make sure Gavi is aware he has options away from Camp Nou.
Barcelona remain confident that Gavi will sign a new deal very soon, but they are aware of the interest that has emerged over their failure to tie up one of their prized assets at this point.