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The Reasons Why Griezmann Is A Step Closer To Joining Barcelona
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The Reasons Why Griezmann Is A Step Closer To Joining Barcelona

Gracing the front cover of today's edition of Mundo Deportivo is Antoine Griezmann who the Catalan daily claim has reached a pre-agreement with Barcelona. MD say that the Atlético striker gave Barcelona his word months ago and the plan is to incorporate him as soon as next season's first window opens on 1 July. They add that the pre-agreement is for a five-year deal but Barça will negotiate with Atlético to lower Griezmann's 100 million euro buy-out fee. The article comes after similar reports from RAC-1, Catalunya Ràdio and LeSport10, who assure that the French striker and Barça have been holding talks. Barcelona's technical department feel that the the team needs four top class strikers in case of any unforseen emergency such as the injury to Ousmane Dembélé. Barcelona spying on Marti...
Barcelona Shelve Plans To Sign Yerry Mina In January
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Barcelona Shelve Plans To Sign Yerry Mina In January

Ernesto Valverde currently has two options to back up main centre-backs Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, namely Thomas Vermaelen and Javier Mascherano. Both of these players have insecure futures at the Camp Nou but are not expected to leave until the summer, with Vermaelen's fate effectively sealed and his colleague's insecure given that he will be 34 at the end of the campaign. However there is also the small matter of Barcelona's deal with Mina's current club Palmeiras for the Colombian, which is set at an already agreed 9 million euro fee for a July 2018 move. That means that, should the Catalans want to buy Mina in advance of that date, they will have to go back to the negotiating table and such an outcome has been ruled out by technical secretary Robert Fernandez. Perhaps the only...
Barcelona Target Antoine Griezmann Next Summer
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Barcelona Target Antoine Griezmann Next Summer

Mundo Deportivo today reports that Barcelona are in search of a big name signing next summer, and the first name on the priority list is Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid. Report claims that those high up in Barca hierarchy are all admirers of Griezmann, including general manager Pep Segura, first-team technical secretary Robert Fernandez and head coach Ernesto Valverde. What's more, there is a belief in their mind that Paulo Dybala from Juventus cannot co-exist with Lionel Messi, and that they have never pursue him anywhere near officially. It is proven by the fact that Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli did not put them together in the starting line-up in their last World Cup qualifier, in which they managed just a 0-0 draw away at Peru. With that being said, Griezmann becomes ...
Barcelona’s Chief Negotiator Quits The Club
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Barcelona’s Chief Negotiator Quits The Club

Until now, Sanllehi had been the director of football and in charge of negotiations when it came to signing new players. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu will present a new sporting structure in the next general assembly, which will see the role of negotiator with other clubs and the likes of UEFA and FIFA be absolved into another position. In the new set-up, Pep Segura will continue as general manager, Robert Fernandez will stay on as technical secretary and both Jordi Mestre and Albert Soler are expected to remain as vice-president and sporting director, respectively. After 15 years of service in various roles, Sanllehi has decided to leave the club of his own volition having seen that he would not fit into the new system. The Catalan wanted to make sure that his departure was on ...
The Benefits Of ‘Extraordinary’ Messi Already apparent to Valverde
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The Benefits Of ‘Extraordinary’ Messi Already apparent to Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has described Lionel Messi as "extraordinary" following his hat-trick in a 5-0 La Liga victory over Espanyol. The thumping derby win was a welcome tonic for the Catalan giants, who had been reeling from the shock €222 million departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in August. The loss of the Brazil striker had sparked speculation Messi could follow him in leaving Camp Nou, with the Argentine yet to sign the new contract he agreed with the club in July. Barca's sporting director Robert Fernandez has said he expects the Argentina international to put pen to paper "soon". And Valverde is likely to be a relieved man when the 30-year-old formally commits his future to the Blaugrana. "I am happy for Leo who scored three goals and is extraordinary," Valver...
Emery Clears Up Verratti Situation After Robert Fernandez’s Comments
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Emery Clears Up Verratti Situation After Robert Fernandez’s Comments

Emery appeared to tell Ernesto Valverde last week that Barça never made a bid for the Italian midfielder, despite the Catalan club claiming they had done.Barça's sporting director said that he wasn't sure why Emery said that because the Spanish coach "knew Barça wanted Verratti."And Emery has now backed Robert's story, posting on Twitter: "Firstly, Robert and I have a great friendship which dates back to Valencia."And, secondly, we [Emery and Robert] talked about Verratti two months ago and everything was left clear."The false controversy has come up due to an inaccurate transcription of my chat with Valverde in Nyon, which wasn’t true to what I really said in a conversation about Verratti, among other things."From there, the related reports that have appeared in recent days have no basis ...
Di Maria To Barcelona Rumours Rubbished By Super Agent Mendes
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Di Maria To Barcelona Rumours Rubbished By Super Agent Mendes

Reports suggesting Angel Di Maria is close to completing a move from Paris Saint-Germain to Barcelona are based on lies, according to Jorge Mendes.The Argentine forward has been heavily linked with a return to La Liga this summer, where he has previously impressed for Real Madrid.Barca are said to view the 29-year-old as another useful addition to their ranks as they seek to cover the loss of Neymar to PSG, with a €105 million deal for Ousmane Dembele already wrapped up.No deal for Di Maria is imminent, though, according to super agent Mendes.He told journalists on Monday: “What is being said about Di Maria is a lie.”Mendes was speaking as he prepared to leave Catalonia after jetting in for transfer talks with Barcelona.He is the representative of Portugal international Andre Gomes, who is...
Barcelona Still Trying To Force Through Coutinho Deal
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Barcelona Still Trying To Force Through Coutinho Deal

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez has insisted that the club are still working on a deal for Philippe Coutinho but has ruled out signing Jean Seri.The Liverpool midfielder has been on Barca's radar throughout the summer, with the sale of Neymar to PSG accelerating their pursuit of the Brazil international.The Reds have stood firm with their stance that their star man would not be sold, however, with Goal revealing on August 23 that they would again rebuff a potential fourth bid from the Catalans for the 25-year-old.Indeed, Liverpool's owners released a statement insisting that Coutinho would not be sold although that isn't stopping the Liga giants from continuing their efforts to sign the former Inter man.When asked about the club's pursuit of Coutinho, Robert Fernandez told r...
Liverpool Reject Barca’s £118m Bid For Coutinho
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Liverpool Reject Barca’s £118m Bid For Coutinho

Liverpool have rejected a £118million third bid from Barcelona for Brazilian star, Philippe Coutinho. The club and its owners have insisted throughout the summer that Coutinho will not be sold in this summer transfer window and they have again stood their ground. Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele have been Barcelona’s main targets following the world record transfer of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. Coutinho put in a transfer request last week, but Liverpool has said that he is not for sale after previously rejecting two offers for the Brazil international from Barcelona. Dembele has been fined and suspended from team training by Dortmund, and is reportedly refused all contact with the club since Barcelona made a bid reported to be worth 105 million euros, ...
Coutinho Transfer Talks Underway With Liverpool – Fernandez
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Coutinho Transfer Talks Underway With Liverpool – Fernandez

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez says the club are in talks to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. On Thursday, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said “nothing had changed” despite comments from Barca’s general manager Josep Segura suggesting a deal for the Brazilian was moving closer to completion. Barcelona have already had two bids – the latest being £90.4m – rejected by Liverpool this summer, prompting Coutinho to hand in a transfer request at Anfield. Fernandez says he is confident Barca can complete a deal for both Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele. Fernandez said: “We are negotiating and that is the truth. With all respect to both clubs, logically in a negotiation you need time to reach agreements for them and for us. “We still have d...
Dortmund’s Dembele Happy Amid Barca Interest
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Dortmund’s Dembele Happy Amid Barca Interest

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ousmane Dembele has said he is not thinking about a transfer amid reported interest from Barcelona, but added that his goal is to play for them one day. Attacking midfielder Dembele, 20, scored the winner in France’s 3-2 friendly victory over England and told reporters afterwards: “Last year, I had contact with the Barcelona sporting director [Robert Fernandez]. “But I’m feeling good in Dortmund. I have a contract until 2021, and I’m not paying attention to what is being said.” Dembele moved to Dortmund from Rennes last summer and has enjoyed an impressive maiden season in Germany, scoring 10 goals in all competitions. Meanwhile, Maximilian Philip, who joined Dortmund from Freiburg this summer, said he had nearly ended up at Bayern Munich as a teena...

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