Manchester United and Juventus look set to be disappointed in their pursuit of a Barcelona defender, according to the latest reports.
Jordi Alba has been repeatedly mentioned as a potential target for United as the club looks to overhaul their defensive department.
His current deal reportedly possesses a €150m release clause, which may alert United should no agreement on an extension be reached.
The Spain international recently re-iterated his happiness at the Nou Camp, but failed to rule out a possible departure.
“You never know in football, but I repeat that my intention is to stay here come what may,” he told Sport.
“I have never seen myself outside of Barcelona, since I have been at Barca it’s my dream [to stay].
“As the years have passed I have kept growing and I notice the affection from the fans even more. I have always seen myself in Barcelona and my dream is to retire here.”
However, El Larguero are now claiming that Alba has agreed a new deal at Barcelona that would keep him at the club for a further four-and-a-half years, until 2024.
They state that the extension will be announced officially on Friday and should bring an end to speculation that Alba could leave the Nou Camp.
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