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Carles Perez close to leaving Barcelona - reports

Quique Setien is not a fan, apparently

UD Ibiza v FC Barcelona - Copa del Rey: Round of 32 Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Carles Perez is reportedly close to leaving Barcelona in the January transfer window and could be heading for Serie A side Roma.

Marca, Onda Cero and Sport are all reporting that new manager Quique Setien has told the 21-year-old to look for a new club as he does not feature in his plans.

Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano go a step further and say that Perez is closing in on a move to Roma and is just waiting a final OK from Barcelona.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise as Perez featured in Setien’s first two games in charge of the club against Granada and Ibiza.

Barcelona are also a little short of attacking options with Luis Suarez out for four months and Ousmane Dembele not due back until February.

However, Perez has been left out of Setien’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Valencia, and it seems he may be on his way either this winter or in the summer.

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