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Barcelona coach Valverde makes final Rafinha decision

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wants to keep hold of Rafinha.

Rafinha has been linked with a move away this summer.

But Valverde said, "He's a member of the squad and, as it stands, he will stay with us.

"On the 31st August at 00:00 is when everything closes and I think that's it. When it reaches closer to that deadline there are lots of rumours flying around, but there you go.

"He's with us and the only thing which has changed in respect to last year is that he's spent a long period of time out injured. We spoke with him and searched for a solution in the January transfer window because the team was already complete and he needed regular minutes. This year we've seen him from the beginning."

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