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Suárez, Rakitic: Barcelona duo closing in on new contracts

Uruguayan ace Luis Suárez could even put pen to paper on renewed terms with the Spanish champions as soon as next week. Sporting vs Barcelona

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Suárez, Rakitic: Barcelona duo closing in on new contracts

Luis Suárez and Ivan Rakitic are the next players in line to sign new contracts at Barcelona, with the club aiming to tie the pair down before the end of 2016.

Suárez could renew next week

Deals with Suárez and Rakitic would follow the recent extensions penned by colleagues Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano and Neymar.

Striker Suárez could even finalise the renewal of his present Camp Nou terms - which are due to expire in 2019 - as early as next week.

Suárez scored Barcelona's winner at Sevilla last Sunday.

Rakitic keen to extend Barcelona stay

Meanwhile, talks have been ongoing with Rakitic for some months, as reports link the Croat with several European suitors, including Manchester United.

But the midfielder, whose current Barça agreement also runs out in 2019, has let his representatives know he has no plans to leave, and is set to commit.

Ter Stegen, Roberto, Iniesta and Messi up next

Following Suárez and Rakitic, Los Azulgranas are expected to move to secure Marc-André ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi.

Liga BBVA

Table PTS W D L
1Real Madrid 27 8 3 0
2Barcelona 25 8 1 2
3Villarreal 22 6 4 1
Full standing
Next matches
Barcelona - Málaga S-19/11 16:15
R. Sociedad - Barcelona D-27/11 20:45
Barcelona - Real Madrid S-03/12 16:15
Fixtures

Leaders

  • Messi8Goals
  • Kroos806Passes
  • Illarramendi125Steals

*Update 12 de noviembre de 2016