Barcelona’s vice-president Ferran Soriano has issued a hands-off warning regarding striker Samuel Eto’o.
Eto’o will face Liverpool in the tonight’s Champions League with speculation mounting about a possible move to the Premiership.
Eto’o himself recently admitted that he was tempted by the prospect of a move to England.
But Barca believe the player is happy at Camp Nou and, regardless, insist the Cameroon international is not for sale.
“We are very happy with Samuel and all the other players we have,” Soriano told Sky Sports News.
“We don’t want to sell any of them and I don’t think any of them want to leave so we have a good marriage and we will continue to work with them in the next few years.”
Champions League holders Barca travel to Liverpool looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg and Soriano admits an exit from the competition would not compel the club to sell Eto’o.
“We won’t be happy but it’s part of the game. You can’t plan the financial strategy on winning the Champions League every year – it simply doesn’t happen,” added Soriano.