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Saturday 1 November 2014

Cesc joy at new contracts

CESC FABREGAS has expressed his delight at the news that Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi, Xavi, Carles Puyol and highly-rated winger Cristian Tello have agreed contract extensions with the club.

"Great news for FC Barcelona! Very happy for the renewals of @ctello91, @Carles5puyol, Leo and Xavi!", wrote Fabregas (pictured) on Twitter.

Fellow Barca midfielder Javier Mascherano was of a similar opinion, writing on his Twitter account: "Congratulations Puyi, Xavi and Leo for the renovations, great news for the team!!!"

Messi's new contract ties him to Barca until 2018, while Spain internationals Xavi and Carles Puyol have agreed extensions until 2016. The trio will sign their deals in the coming weeks, Barca announced.

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