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Athletic's Laporte seeks to clarify Barcelona comments
He was quoted as saying "I would reject an offer from Barça", but told AS: "At no time did I make the statements published by a number of media outlets."
Athletic Club central defender Aymeric Laporte has moved to clarify comments attributed to him in recent hours regarding the possibility of a future move to La Liga rivals Barcelona.
Laporte was quoted in the French press as saying: "They [Barça] are one of the most important clubs in the word, but I would reject an offer from them."
But the 21-year-old, again stressing that he has not been on the receiving end of any approaches from the Catalan outfit, told AS: "At no time did I make the statements that have been published by a number of media outlets."
And he added: "All I said was that to reach a decision on an offer, first it has to exist and then it has to be analysed. What's more, it would have to go through the club first."