Cardiff City face a battle convincing Isaac Cuenca to leave Barcelona.

Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay wants to take Cuenca, who has been left out of Barca's squad this season, on-loan before next week's transfer deadline.

However, Sport says Cuenca is ready to dig in and stay at the Nou Camp out of spite, after becoming increasingly angered over the way he's been treated by Barca management this summer.

The winger, who spent last season on-loan at Ajax, is fed-up with the way Barca have touted him around Europe in recent weeks.

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