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€90m Barca icon reveals City interest

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Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has revealed that Manchester City are following his contract talks with the Catalan giants.

The Frenchman is currently negotiating an extension to his current deal, which includes a €90 million release clause, which runs out next summer.

However, if the player isn't handed the two-year deal he is craving he may be tempted to move elsewhere, with City have already registered their interest.

"There are clubs that have shown an interest, notably PSG, Milan and Manchester City," he said.

"But there have been no concrete offers and I can't say any more.

 

"I have a lot of respect for Barca but if we can't reach an agreement, the door is always open.

"I believe I have the legs to go on for two more years," he added.

"I have an international objective. We have qualified for Euro 2012, which is good, but I am also looking at the 2014 World Cup."

Abidal will feel obliged to continue talks with Barca after the club stuck with him last season following an operation on a liver tumour.

The 32-year-old recovered sufficiently enough to feature in the Champions League final, where he lifted the trophy after their victory over City's neighbours Manchester United.

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