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Barcelona star finally signs new contract, Man United to continue pursuit of top-target, and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 6th October 2017

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Andres Iniesta has finally signed a new contract with Barcelona

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. The ongoing international break has ensured that no club football will entertain us this weekend. However, transfer news have continued to flow thick and fast.

With plenty of talk from across all the major footballing leagues in the world, here's a look at the more significant bits of transfer news, rumours and updates for the day:

La Liga

Iniesta signs new 'lifetime' contract at Barcelona

After what seems like an eternity, Barcelona's club icon Andres Iniesta has finally put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him retire at Barcelona. Earlier this summer, Iniesta had sent the Blaugrana's devout fans into a worried frenzy after publicly admitting that he was having second thoughts about signing a new deal.

However, the Spaniard has eased concerns after finally signing a new contract that will keep him at Camp Nou until the end of his career.

Barcelona plan swoop for Mesut Ozil

Arsenal's contract rebel Mesut Ozil has entered the last year on his contract at Arsenal and seems to be showing no interest in signing a new deal with the Gunners. Earlier this week, reports from Europe claimed that Manchester United had emerged as front-runners for the German's signature.

Latest reports from the Daily Express, though, suggest that Barcelona are also interested in signing the creative midfielder. After failing to snatch Philippe Coutinho from the firm grasps of Liverpool earlier in the summer, the Catalans are now believed to be monitoring Ozil, who will be free to sign pre-contract agreements with new clubs in January.

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