Motta demands to leave Barcelona for free

The 24-year-old Brazilian is unhappy that Barcelona have made their desire to sell him public.

AC Milan and Real Zaragoza are interested in signing the player.

He said: “I am surprised that Txiki has said publicly that they do not want me.

“That only obstructs my ability to negotiate with other clubs. Milan and Zaragoza are great clubs and it is obvious that I cannot discard either.

“I have come to the conclusion, however, that I want to be given a free transfer to allow me to search for a new club.

“At the moment I have talked with Barça once and there has been no news and I have to resolve things with Txiki and then I can talk to other clubs.”