Spain and Barcelona first choice centre back Gerard Pique has accepted a huge contract from Barcelona to keep him at the club, despite interest from the Premier League.
Goal.com reports the contract is worth upwards of €7million per year and will keep Pique at the Catalan club despite informal approaches from Both Manchester clubs and Chelsea.
Pique joined Barcelona from Manchester United in 2008 for £4.4 million and has gone from strength to strength since joining the reigning La Liga champions.
The contract is one of the most lucrative ever given to a defender but shows Pique’s place at the heart of Barcelona’s defence, with the long-serving Carles Puyol taking an increasingly backseat roll.
As well as extending Pique’s contract Barca are expected to sign German Keeper Mac Andre ter-Stegen as well as tie up the futures of Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya.
Barcelona are currently only top on goal difference in one of the closest fought La Liga title races in recent history.
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