Gavi made his Barcelona debut at the start of this season under Ronald Koeman and has managed to retain his place after Xavi Hernández replaced the Dutchman in November.

The midfielder’s emergence at the Camp Nou this season saw him make his debut for Spain in October and has also managed to catch the attention of other clubs, like Liverpool.

Two months ago, we relayed news from Spain the Reds were battling Manchester United to sign the 17-year-old.

His current deal expires in 2023 and it includes a €50m release clause. The La Liga side have been trying to extend his contract so that they can remove/increase the clause to fend off Gavi’s suitors.

Marca on Friday report Barcelona consider the youngster ‘non-transferable’, despite putting almost the entire squad on the market.

According to them, the Spaniard’s ‘renovation is underway, it goes slow, but it advances’.

This delay, however, has allowed Jürgen Klopp’s side and other clubs to ‘stalk him’.

It’s claimed several teams, including Liverpool, have ‘taken an interest’ in Gavi in recent weeks.

However, the player ‘turns a deaf ear’ and  that’s because both Barca and the youngster agree the renewal ‘will come’, even though it is ‘taking a long time’.