Sergi Roberto insists he’s staying at Barcelona despite Chelsea and Man Utd interest

Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with the versatile midfielder.

He has a tantalising £37.5m release clause which has fuelled speculation that a Premier League club could swoop.

But Roberto – who bagged a goal in last night’s 2-0 triumph over Real Betis – says he wants to stay at the Nou Camp.

“I’m happy. [Against Real Madrid in the Super Cup] I was happy on a personal level and I felt comfortable today, too. I played in my favoured midfield position.

“I started at the Bernabeu and the coach has given me confidence.

“I’ve scored today and I want to be important.

“Sergi Roberto has been linked with Man Utd and Chelsea”

“In pre-season I wasn’t starting, but now in the official matches I am playing more.

“I want to continue here and continue like this.”

Roberto can be deployed in midfield, at full-back or as a winger.

He played primarily at right-back last term and acquitted himself well.

However, the Spain international prefers to play in a central attacking role.

Since making his debut in 2010, he’s struggled to establish himself as a regular starter.

Roberto has made 96 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

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