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The Spaniard still has a contract with Barca until 2019. However, with a release clause of £36.5m could tempt clubs into making a move for Roberto.
According to journalist François David, the Spaniard could force through a move to the Premier League because the “relationship between players and management is totally fractured” at Barcelona
Et maintenant, c’est Sergi Roberto qui veut quitter le Barça… Chelsea et MU en lice. Fracture totale entre les joueurs et la direction
— François David (@bcnFD) August 14, 2017
His future could depend on Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho as well. The Brazilian has been heavily linked with the open left-wing spot at Camp Nou and reports claim he handed in a transfer request at LFC, Barcelona are now expected to launch another bid to sign Coutinho despite the Reds stubbornness over a potential sale.