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REVEALED: Koeman blocks Firpo exit despite Barcelona accepting AC Milan, Southampton offers

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is reluctant to allow Junior Firpo to leave before Monday's deadline.

Marca says Koeman has closed the door on any possible departure.

The Dutch coach was only willing to let the left-back leave the club if Eric Garcia joined from Manchester City, yet this deal now seems as though it will have to wait until his contract expires on June 30.

Granada, AC Milan and Southampton have all approached Barcelona in recent weeks to see if Junior is available. However, with the deal for Eric Garcia not likely to happen in this window, Koeman won't let him leave the club.

There was an agreement in place with Milan at the start of the week, although Southampton's offer of more money and better conditions turned things on their head. Any movement depended on Eric Garcia's arrival at the Camp Nou, though, which was ruled out on Friday.


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