Espanyol chief: Barcelona want Valverde

After confirming interest from rival clubs in Valverde, Javier was asked about reports linking his coach with Barcelona.

"(Barca sports director Txiki) Begiristain knows what's good, and Valverde is it. I want them to leave us alone. There are many good trainers, they should leave Valverde where he is," said Javier.

"Ernesto will continue at Espanyol, he has a contract until 2009, is very happy and we are with him."

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