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Barcelona Very Close To Toure Deal

Thursday 21 June 2007 by Sagesse

Barcelona have made up their minds that Yaya Touré is the man who will solve their defensive midfield woes.

Their interest has been reported for a few weeks now, but they have stepped up their efforts to bring him to the Camp Nou this week.

The player’s represntative, Dimitri Selluyk, will travel to Spain on Friday to meet with technical director Txiki Begiristain and vice president Ferran Soriano, Barcelona based Sport are reporting.

It is understood that terms with the player have already been agreed, and that the meeting is to discuss strategy so that Monaco can be convinced.

The two clubs are separated by 3 million euros, Monaco wanting 12, but Barcelona offering only 9.

Monaco are unwilling to drop their price as they will have to pay half the player’s transfer fee to Ukrainian club Metalurg Donetsk, of which, Selluyk himself is the sporting director.

However, it is understood that a 10 million euro deal could be struck, with the player having made his intent clear.

Source Goal.com


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