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Ilaix Moriba’s Barcelona renewal talks still not progressing

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The teenager’s future remains uncertain

Barcelona have been negotiating a new deal for Ilaix Moriba for a few weeks now, but a total agreement between all parties is still yet to be found.

Last week, Mateu Alemany and the representatives of Ilaix Moriba sat down to continue discussions over a new deal but, due to economic reasons, the positions between the parties were far off.

It is reportedly believed that his agents are making high demands, which is a big barrier in these negotiations. No official proposal was made during this meeting, as per the same.

Fast forward to today, another meeting has taken place in search fof an agreement but, just like last time, a new deal for Ilaix Moriba still cannot be said as ‘imminent’. Ronald Koeman wants the situation to be resolved by this week.

As far as overall intentions among the parties are concerned, Barcelona wants Moriba to renew his contract and the player also wants to continue — but the club are standing firm on their ground. They will not allow Moriba to take part in the first-team pre-season until an agreement over his contract renewal is close to being reached.