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Monday June 20 2011
Barca pick Sanchez over Rossi

The agent of Giuseppe Rossi fears that Barcelona's proposed capture of Alexis Sanchez will end their interest in his client.

The European champions have been tracking the Villarreal player for some time, but no bid has been made to his club.

Now, with reports that Barca are close to signing Sanchez from Udinese, Federico Pastorello fears that Rossi won't be moving to the Nou Camp.

"I think it is now difficult for Rossi to sign for Barcelona, Pastorello noted.

"If it is true that they have a budget of €45m and they are spending €30m on Sanchez, then they won't have the cash for Rossi.

"If they are not 100 per cent sure of signing Rossi then it is better for everyone that they go for Sanchez and Rossi stays where he is.

"If Barca want him then they have to prove it, but there is no problem. That's football and football doesn't end with Barcelona."

Rossi, also valued around €30m, could now be targeted by Inter or Juventus, as well as a number of Premiership sides.

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