Andres Iniesta is set to finalise a new five-year deal with Barcelona, vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has stated.
The 29-year-old's current contract has 18 months left to run and talks have been dragging on but, speaking to Barcelona TV, Bartomeu confirmed that an agreement was close.
"Iniesta stays with us," he said.
''The negotiations are under way and both sides want to sign.
"Iniesta's new contract will be the maximum allowed of five years.''