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Saturday May 21 2011
Rossi close to Barcelona

Italy international Giuseppe Rossi is reported to have a deal in place to join Barcelona for €30m.

The Villarreal starlet has been linked with numerous clubs this season, including a return to Serie A for Juventus or Inter.

According to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Rossi has agreed a four-year contract with Barca.

There is still the matter of a transfer fee to be decided, as Villarreal do not want to release the New Jersey-born striker for less than €30m.

Barcelona are preparing for the Champions League Final against Manchester United and do not want to be drawn on transfer issues until after that big game.

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