Barcelona sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta is confident Pep Guardiola will pen his new contract.

Zubizarreta is optimistic it will not come to that despite the Catalans, who visit Osasuna today, trailing arch-rivals Real Madrid by seven points in the Primera Division title race.

He told Marca: "The conditions for Pep to renew are favourable."

He claimed, however, that they did have a plan B, adding: "I have a list of potential replacements."