Barcelona defender Gabri has decided to stay at Camp Nou despite a late deadline day bid from West Ham for his services.

West Ham were thought to be close to securing a loan deal for the Spanish international, but the defnder has opted to stay at Barcelona and reassess his position in the summer when he will become a free agent.

“After much consideration, my final decision is to remain at Barca,” said Gabri.

“There have been some offers, but in the end, having spoken to my family, I have decided to stay. My mind is now only at Barcelona.

“I am aware that it will be difficult to have minutes [playing] but I have to fight until the end.”

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