Maxi digs in heels at Barcelona

Maxi Lopez is digging in his heels and refusing to leave Barcelona.

Barca sports chief Txiki Begiristain is desperate to get the Argentine striker off their books, but Maxi said yesterday: "Unless something extraordinary happens, I see myself as a Barcelona player beyond August 31.

"I want to be part of this team. The season is very long and openings will arise."

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