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Alexis not leaving Barcelona - agent

December 12, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Alexis Sanchez’s agent has said his client is very happy at Barcelona and has no intention of leaving.

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GettyImagesAlexis Sanchez has struggled for form under Vilanova

Alexis, who joined Barcelona for €35 million from Udinese in the summer of 2011, has been linked in recent weeks with Liverpool, Tottenham and Juventus as he struggled for form under new Catalan coach Tito Vilanova.

Fernando Felicevich told on Tuesday that there was no basis to such speculation.

"In no case will Alexis leave Barcelona," Felicevich said. "Alexis will stay at Barcelona. He has no reason to leave."

The Chilean attacker, who has only scored once in 19 appearances for club and country this season, returned after a month out with a knee injury as a substitute in Barca’s 2-1 win at Real Betis last weekend.

Felicevich said his client, 23, was delighted to be playing alongside Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.

"He has returned from injury and has played well," he said. "He is with Messi, a player from whom everyone must learn."