Ludovic: No call from Benitez

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Ludovic Giuly has issued Barcelona an ultimatum after responding to reports suggesting Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will bid to bring him to Anfield in the summer.

The French schemer wants a two-year extension to his present deal at Camp Nou, that runs until 2007, and his preference is to remain with the UEFA Champions League semi-finalists.

Although not denying the alleged interest from Liverpool, the 29-year-old says he has yet to hear from Benitez but admitted he wants his demands met by his present employers.

"Did Benitez call me?" he said in L'Equipe. "Not yet.

"Maybe he will do it soon - if you say so.

"I have offers from France and elsewhere.

"But the question will not be topical before the end of the season for me.

"I am fine at Barca, where I would like to finish my career.

"For that, I need a contract extension, as mine will end in June, 2007. But I will sign with my conditions, which are two additional years.

"If the club trusts me, they will accept or we will negotiate.

"We will have to talk in 10 or 15 days."