Barcelona director denies Adriano negotiations

Andoni Zubizarreta, sporting director of Barcelona, spoke today during the unveiling of their new signing Ivan Rakitic and was asked about negotiations with AS Roma for their left-back Adriano. Here are his words via Sky Italia:

“We are not negotiating with anyone for him, there’s nothing. We have clear objectives that we want to accomplish and buy, we hope we’ll be able to give you some news soon.”

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