Gavi agreed to sign a new deal earlier this year, with interested clubs saying he will remain at the Catalan giants and has no plans to move.
Barça planned for the teenager to sign his new long-term contract when he turns 18 on August 5. However, this was not possible due to the club’s financial problems, due to which they had difficulty registering new players.
Now that the transfer window is closed, Barcelona are now looking to complete an extension for Gavi with his current deal set to expire next year.
Gavi and his representatives, led by former Spain midfielder Ivan de la Pena, were ready to commit to a new deal but have been frustrated by delays while Barca’s links to Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva have not worked out well.
while Barcelona kept Gavi waiting over the summer, rival clubs rekindled their interest in the brilliant young Spaniard.
Sources familiar with the situation have confirmed to 90 Minutes that Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool have held meetings regarding Gavi in recent weeks to keep abreast of his current situation.
Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain, and Juventus have also held similar talks, with all clubs keen to ensure Gavi is aware his options at Camp Nou are gone.
Barcelona remains adamant that Gavi will sign a new contract very soon, but are aware of the interest that has arisen from their failure to tie down one of their prized assets up to this point.