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Barcelona chief Zubi insists Xavi could stay

Barcelona sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta insists they want Xavi to stay.

Zubi commented on the situation yesterday during Ivan Rakitic's presentation.

"We have an excellent player coming from Celta called Rafinha, we have Ivan here with us, (Andres) Iniesta and Xavi," he said.

"Today Xavi is still our player and the number six shirt is still his. We spoke to him before the World Cup and when he returns from holiday we will speak to him again.

"For Xavi any news will be good for us. If he wants to stay that will be excellent news and if he wants to go we will part ways in the best way possible.

"We are talking about a symbol of the club who is decisive to our play. No-one at this club is indispensable but what we are saying is that the conversation we are having with Xavi is still open, we will be delighted if he stays, and he will compete as best as he can. If he decides to take a different path we will accept that."

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