Barcelona manager wants Iniesta to stay

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Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino says it is 'logical' to believe that Andres Iniesta will extend his stay at the Camp Nou, amid reports the Spain international is a target for Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Iniesta is out of contract at the end of next season and, the longer the 29-year-old goes without penning a new deal, the further speculation increases that he could seek pastures new when he becomes a free agent.

This uncertainty has led to links with Manchester United and PSG, with David Moyes still hopeful of bringing a playmaker of some repute to Old Trafford in order to enhance the creative options already available to him.

Manchester City have also been credited with interest in Iniesta, but Martino is firm in the belief that he will remain a Barcelona player, and has urged him to stay with the Catalan giants.

"In every club there are players who are images of their clubs. I see Iniesta as an image of Barca," Martino told reporters.

"I think it's quite logical he should renew, I see him as one of the emblematic players at the club and we want him to stay."

Iniesta, meanwhile, insists he is not 'at war' with Barcelona as they strive to tie him down to a new deal.

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