Saturday July 2 2011
Jeffren rejects Sanchez switch

Jeffren has put a spanner in the works of Barcelona's bid for Alexis Sanchez. “He does not want to join Udinese,” revealed his father.

Barça said this week they had made their “definitive offer” for Sanchez, thought to be €27m cash plus another €13m in performance-related bonuses.

Also included is co-ownership of forward Jeffren, but that is not going to happen because the player rejected the move.

“My son wants to play for Barcelona, or at most stay in La Liga or go to the Premier League,” Jeffren's father told Rac1.

“He does not want to join Udinese.”

The player's father also confirmed offers have come in from Valencia, Villarreal and Liverpool.

Jeffren is effectively the second Barcelona player to reject a move to Udinese as part of the Sanchez bid, as Bojan Krkic was initially linked to the deal.

Instead, Bojan is on the verge of completing his transfer to Roma.