Barcelona: Andres Iniesta set for new contract

Spanish champions Barcelona are set to announce a new deal for midfielder Andres Iniesta.

The 29-year-old Spain international, who has spent his whole career with the Catalan side, is currently contracted to the club until 2015.

Barca president Sandro Rosell told local station TV3 they hope "to be able to announced Iniesta's renewal soon".

He added: "Iniesta is one of the cornerstones. He should have his rightful place behind Messi."