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The Mali international has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer but he claims that it has not even entered his mind ahead of Sunday's clash with Atletico Madrid

Seydou Keita insists that he is not thinking about his future with Barcelona at the moment and is solely focused on helping the Catalans reduce their deficit to Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

The Mali international has been tipped to leave Camp Nou at the end of the current campaign but the midfielder, speaking ahead of Sunday's must-win meeting with Atletico Madrid, insisted that now is not the time to be discussing his plans for next season.

"This is a very important moment of the season and what we have to do is focus on the team," Keita told reporters on Friday.

"This is a very important match, and with 10 points between us [and Real Madrid], we can't afford to drop any more points.

"[But we're playing against] a team that's so strong right now. It will tough and very difficult."

There has been much debate over whether Barca merit being 10 points in arrears at this stage in the season but Keita is a firm believer in the old adage that the table does not lie.

"If Madrid are leaders, it's because they deserve to be," he declared. "We just have to do everything we can to win as many games as possible.

"And anything can happen in football, so we'll fight right until the end."

Barcelona's clash with Atletico at the Vicente Calderon gets underway at 20:30CET, with Madrid facing Rayo Vallecano earlier in the day.

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