Live Barcelona Blog: Marc-Andre ter Stegen joins team-mates on pre-season tour

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Welcome to today’s Barcelona blog. Jay Asser and the rest of the Sport360 team will be with you throughout the day with the latest news, rumours and insights from the Camp Nou.

Our daily blog will ensure you have all the latest updates throughout the week but we want you to get involved, too.

Tell us your thoughts on what’s happening by tweeting @Sport360.

11:36pm – Willian says he’s staying at Chelsea

Brazilian winger Willian has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, but the 30-year-old denied those reports to Brazilian TV over the weekend, saying he’s happy at Chelsea.

Read more here.

4:01pm – Ter Stegen joins team in US

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has joined his Barcelona team-mates in Texas, where the team are situated as part of their pre-season tour.

See Ter Stegen join his team-mates here.

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1:42pm – Digne leaves team to complete move to Everton

Barcelona have confirmed that Lucas Digne has been given permission to leave the team’s pre-season tour in order to finish his transfer to Everton.

Read more about Digne’s departure here.

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11:25am – Mina would be a good fit with Man United

Yerry Mina‘s spell at Camp Nou looks like it will be brief, with Barcelona supposedly wanting to sell the Colombian defender.

Though he struggled last season with the Spanish giants, Mina still has the tools and ability to be an impact player.

Check out our World Cup scouting report on the 23-year-old, who would make sense for Manchester United.

0729 Yerry Mina

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Watch: Former Barcelona star Paulinho scores as Guangzhou Evergrande thrash Chongqing 5-0

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Paulinho marked his return to the Chinese Super League in fashion by scoring a goal as Guangzhou Evergrande beat Chongqing FC 5-0 on Sunday.

The 30-year old spent one season at Barcelona, where he won La Liga, and was also a part of Brazil’s World Cup squad.

Here’s a look at the goals as Paulinho’s side thrashed their opponents.

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Barcelona demand €300million to rename the Camp Nou

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Iconic stadium: Camp Nou.

While their squad is currently on the tour of the USA, Barcelona are looking to promote their commercial brand.

Increasing revenue streams and enhancing the club’s name globally on foreign soil is a common theme for the cream of the crop of European football during pre-season – and the Catalan giants are no different.

Aside from matters on the pitch and fitness work in preparation for the new La Liga campaign, Blaugrana hierarchy have been beating the drum about their club stateside to wealthy investors and companies.

Trumpeting one of the most famous teams in world sport is perhaps the easy part, but Barcelona are looking for a €300 million investment which would secure naming rights for the iconic Camp Nou.

By 2022-23, the club’s home ground revamp, entitled ‘Espai Barca’, will be finished and the Catalonia side are now looking for €100m more than first outlined from a future client to have their name linked with the stadium.

An agreement in place with the local council, according to Marca, has enabled Barcelona to stretch this amount, which previously stood at €200m.

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