“It was a meeting of reciprocal curiosity. Ibra wanted to join Barcelona and we wanted to understand how much real interest there was on their behalf,” the patron told Sky Italia.
“We realised each of us are happy with our respective players and so it is perhaps best to keep hold of them.
“If there is an idea that everyone likes, then we'll see, otherwise we will remain as we are now.”
“Ibra is the best player in circulation, while Eto'o has also scored many goals. It is difficult to see Ibra leave.
“I like him, he is lively and very professional. I certainly wasn't happy to follow his comments and it is not the first year he has had a bit of a tantrum, but there's no need to raise his wages every time.
“I don't know how serious it is this time, but it is not keeping me up at night. Our approach is that we keep what we have, but if the chance came to replace him with someone at the same level, then that's an option too.”