Henry stays at Nou Camp, say Barcelona
Thierry Henry will not be returning to the Premier League and will instead be at Barcelona next season, insists the Catalan club's vice-president Ferran Soriano. Reports have linked the Frenchman with a return to London after just one season in La Liga. Barca manager Frank Rijkaard has also been linked with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Soriano refused to categorically state the Dutchman would be at the Nou Camp next season. When asked about a possible return to England for Henry, Soriano, speaking on Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme said: 'I don't think so. 'I spoke with him at length a week ago and he is happy in Barcelona. 'We were a bit disappointed because the team we have is the team to win all competitions and we are not doing very well in the domestic championship. But apart from that he is fine and I'm sure he is not coming back to the UK.' Asked if Henry misses the Premier League, Soriano said: 'Not at all.' Then quizzed whether he will remain with Barca next season, he said: 'Yes.' Rijkaard has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge with manager Avram Grant's position as manager under the spotlight. The 45-year-old joined Barcelona in 2003 where he worked with Henk Ten Cate, now at Chelsea. Soriano refused to confirm Rijkaard would be in charge next year and revealed there would be a review at the end of the season following a disappointing La Liga campaign. They do, though, have a final chance of silverware in the Champions League and face Manchester United in the semi-final. 'You can never say 100% (he will stay) because at the end of the season we're going to review the performances of the players and coach,' Soriano added. 'I think he has no plan to leave Barcelona and go to Chelsea. 'We've decided not to talk about this until the end of the season because we are concentrated and very focused. 'The two matches against Manchester United are very important for them and for us. And we don't want to talk about anyone else.' He continued: 'We've been with him for five years and he has been doing an extremely good job. It can be difficult to manage such a big team with such a number of stars. 'It's not easy to manage Ronaldinho, Messi, Henry and Eto'o and the like so we like the way he works, his personal style and the way he represents the club. 'Obviously the fact we are not getting the results in the domestic league is the fault of everybody including us and including him but we are very happy with Frank Rijkaard.' Soriano also revealed the club are completely focused on winning the Champions League ahead of their double header against United. 'It's one of the best matches you can watch this year or in the last year so everybody is waiting for it. 'Every competition is different and the players are very concentrated on the Champions League so the Champions League is going to be our thing.'