Barcelona nearing Arturo Vidal capture as fee reportedly agreed with Bayern Munich

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Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Arturo Vidal after reportedly agreeing a fee with Bayern Munich.

According to Spanish publication Sport, a fee of around €30m (£26.7m) has been agreed between the German and Spanish giants and the Chilean has also reached a verbal agreement with Barca.

Vidal, 31, has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea in recent months but both clubs looks set to miss out on his signature.

The Blaugrana have already completed three transfers this summer – Malcom, Clement Lenglet and Arthur – but Ernesto Valverde is keen to recruit more.

And their fourth signing through the door looks like it could be veteran midfielder Vidal.

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Marc-André ter Stegen insists it would be a 'honour' if he was named as a vice-captain for Barcelona

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Marc-André ter Stegen says it would be a honour to hold one of the vice-captaincy roles at Barcelona this season.

The No1 goalkeeper, who is preparing for his fifth season as a Barca player, has been tipped to be one of the vice-captains considering that Lionel Messi looks set to be named the new captain following the exit of Andres’ Iniesta.

“It’s something that the squad will decide, but it’s an honour that my name is being talked about for the captaincy position,” the German goalkeeper was quoted as saying by AS.

“It would be an honour to be one of the captains, of course it would. But for me it’s not the most important thing. We need more than four captains.”

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Welcome to today’s Barcelona blog. David Cooper 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.

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22:45 – Marc-André ter Stegen interested in vice-captaincy role

The goalkeeper admits it would be an honour if he is one of the vice-captains at Barcelona this summer. Read more on what he said here. 

20:30 – Leon Goretzka happy to reject Barca after moving to Bayern Munich

The midfielder says it’s an honour to have been linked with Barcelona but is convinced he made the right decision to join Bayern Munich. Read more on what he said here.

Happy to be at Bayern: Leon Goretzka

Happy to be at Bayern: Leon Goretzka

18:10 – Vidal could be the one for Barca

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Bayern Munich centre midfielder Arturo Vidal has reportedly emerged as an option for Barcelona to fill the gap left by Paulinho.

Read the rumour here.

15:45 – Alcacer is heading to The Hornets’ nest

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Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer could be set for a two-year loan switch to the Premier League with Watford.

Find out all the details here.

14:05 – Vidal should soon be sold

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Barcelona have reportedly moved close to agreeing a deal, worth a potential €10 million (Dh42.7m), to sell unwanted utility man Aleix Vidal back to Sevilla.

Read the story here.

12:50 – Semedo does not dwell on Neymar scrap

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Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo has insisted these are the “things that happen” when questioned about his scrap with departing superstar Neymar on the club’s previous United States tour.

Read his quotes here.

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