Sergio Busquets sets deadline to resolve Barcelona future

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Busquets looks set to leave Barcelona
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Sergio Busquets has revealed that he wants to know whether he's staying at Barcelona beyond this season or not by February.

Busquets' contract with the club expires at the end of the current campaign and it has looked likely for some time that he will leave.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to MLS in particular with a deal with Inter Miami rumoured to be in the works.

However, he has said nothing has been decided yet, but wants to finalise his plans for next season by February.

"It is my last year, I know that many things have been said, but I have always said the same thing. I haven’t signed anything for one side or the other," he told El Larguero.

"We’ll see how it goes, but by February or so I’d like to have it clear and make up my mind."

His time with the Spanish national team could also be coming to an end, although if manager Luis Enrique has his way, the World Cup won't be the 34-year-old's final international tournament.

He hasn't decided whether he'll retire from international football yet and says he'll consider sticking around if Enrique does, but admits it's more likely this World Cup will be his swan song.

“I haven’t decided, but it looks more like it. I’m of an age now and, despite having the confidence of the coach and feeling good and important, I’m closer to it being my last," Busquets said.

"I want to enjoy this World Cup, but I’m not going to decide anything now or when the tournament is over.”