Gerard Pique rubbishes transfer talks

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Manchester United transfer target Gerard Pique has looked to put an end to speculation linking him with a transfer by insisting he’s committed to the Nou Camp club.

Speaking to MovistarTV as reported by Spanish newspaper AS, the Barcelona defender confirmed he intends to stay at the Nou Camp and fight for his place. After losing his starting berth, Pique had reportedly fallen out with Luis Enrique and was being eyed up as a transfer target for Manchester United and Chelsea ahead of the January window.

But Pique said: “I think not to play two or three matches [and to leave] would not be consistent. Barcelona is my life and I do not plan to leave. I will continue to fight for a place.”

On Luis Enrique

On the subject of Luis Enrique, the new Barca coach, Pique was a little more reserved. He said: “It’s a player-coach relationship, he is the one who decides and players try to do what he wants from us.”

The Spanish international started his youth career at Barcelona before moving to Manchester United as a teenager. He made an impression at Old Trafford but soon moved back to the Nou Camp, where he established himself as one of the world’s best defenders under Pep Guardiola.

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Once reports leaked out suggesting he was unhappy in Catalonia, Chelsea and Manchester United were swiftly linked with a January move - they are two of a handful of clubs that could afford to take on his £110,000-a-week Barcelona wages.

But Chelsea nor United are in Pique's mind at the moment as this weekend Pique and his Spanish teammates have an important Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovakia.

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