Marquez keen to extend Barca contract

MADRID - Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez is keen to agree a contract extension that would keep him at the European champions after his current deal ends next year.

"I'm more than willing to resolve the situation. I would like to finish my career with Barcelona," the 30-year-old Mexico defender was quoted as saying by the club's website.

Barca president Joan Laporta added: "We don't want to let him get away." Marquez joined Barca from AS Monaco in 2003.