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Rosell coy on Martinez

June 27, 2012
By ESPN staff
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has refused to comment on the club's reported pursuit of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez, for fear of driving up the price of their targets.

Martinez, 23, has been linked with the Catalan club for some time and in the last week, reports have increased, with Barca winger Pedro calling for the midfielder's purchase.

Rosell, though, insists the club will not reveal their targets in the media at the risk of paying an inflated fee.

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