MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Midfield maestro Andrés Iniesta has been linked with a shocking move to Manchester United, but Barcelona dismissed the claims and said the Spanish international will sign a new deal soon.

It had been suggested that Iniesta is becoming more and more frustrated with the lack of playing time under new manager Gerardo Martino and would consider a move away from the Camp Nou.

However, Barca’s director of football, Andoni Zubizarreta, denied the reports and claimed that the World Cup winner could sign a new contract before Christmas.

“We’re close to agreeing a new contract with Iniesta,” Zubizarreta was quoted as saying in an interview with ‘Catalunya Radio’

“I think it could happen before Christmas.”

Manchester United manager David Moyes is said to be looking to add a few quality players to his squad in the January transfer window after missing out on all his targets in the summer.


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