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Manchester City not for me! 60m Andres Iniesta has no intention of leaving Barcelona

20 Dec 2010 18:20:34

Manchester City not for me! 60m Andres Iniesta has no intention of leaving Barcelona

Andres Iniesta has warned Manchester City that no amount of money would tempt him to quit Barcelona. It is claimed the cash-strapped Catalans - who have debts of £370million - would be susceptible to bids approaching £60m for their sublime midfielder. But Iniesta insists he will stay for as long as Barca want him at the Camp Nou. Midfield maestro: Iniesta gives one masterclass after another in the engine room 'This is not about money, this is about my desire to remain at Barcelona,' he told Esquire magazine. The 26-year-old is battling team-mates Xavi and Lionel Messi to be named next month as the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, with all three coming through Barca's youth system. 'Barcelona have done everything for me and my family,' said Iniesta. 'My ambition is to always stay at this club. But my future will depend on my performances in the next few years.' Iniesta, who starred as Spain won the 2010 World Cup, also praised Barca coach Pep Guardiola for shaping his development. 'It is a privilege to be a footballer under the guidance of Guardiola,' he said. 'For me he is the best coach in the world and a great teacher. He has a solution for any problem which may arise on the field.' It had even been speculated that Iniesta could move to City as soon as January with wantaway Carlos Tevez offered in part exchange.   Don't attack Tevez! City boss Mancini pleads with fans to back under-fire aceCity target Dzeko nets late equaliser to save Wolfsburg boss McClaren's job Wantaway City captain Tevez begs United boss Fergie to take him back MANCHESTER CITY FC


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