The agent of Abel Ruiz insists the youngster’s priority is a new deal with Barcelona.

The striker is being linked with Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal as pro terms continue to be discussed with Barca.

Ruiz’s agent, Sergio Barila, told Foot Mercato: “During the World Cup, we had a meeting with the club. Barça wants to propose a new contract, because several big clubs are interested. The priority for the player is to find an agreement with Barça.

“But given his age, we must have an analysis that is both sporting and economic that fits with the contract that will be proposed. He is a very courted player in Europe. He still has one year of his contract (2019). The main objective is to extend with Barça.

“We have to think about the player, not what other players have done. He needs the best solution for him. What is true is that playing in Barcelona‘s first team is difficult because it has the best players in the world. You have to make the right decision, which is the best thing for your future.”