Live Barcelona Blog: Everton agree fee for Yerry Mina

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Welcome to Monday’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.

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.

4:09pm – Everton agree Mina deal

Despite Lyon’s late interest in defender Yerry Mina, Goal are reporting that Everton have agreed a £29million fee for the 23-year-old.

Read more here.

2:50pm – Vidal transfer confirmed

Arturo Vidal has completed his switch from Bayern Munich, after passing a medical on Monday before being unveiled.

1pm – Willian speaks about Chelsea future

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Barcelona target Willian opened up about his future at Chelsea on Sunday, saying he is content to stay but needs clarity over whether the club intends to keep him.

Read more here.

11:40am – Mina linked with Lyon

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Despite reports of a deal with Everton having been agreed, Yerry Mina is being linked with a move to Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Read more, here.

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Live Barcelona Blog: Go behind the scenes for AC Milan friendly

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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.

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.

6:15pm – Barca in the USA

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Barcelona’s excellent Twitter account has just tweeted some intriguing footage featuring all the action around the 1-0 friendly defeat to AC Milan at Levi’s Stadium.

4:30pm – Valverde plays down Puig hype

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It’s been a while since a Barca-made youth product has lit up the world, and there’s evidence that Riqui Puig might be the player to fill that gap.

He has put in a series of great displays in pre-season – not least in defeat to AC Milan on Saturday. Read what Ernesto Valverde and Gennaro Gattuso had to say about the 18-year-old here.

3:30pm – Cillessen is noncommittal

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Barcelona’s No2 goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen refused to commit his future to the club when quizzed during the pre-season tour to the United States.

Read the full story here.

1:50pm – Valverde wants to double up

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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is pressing the club to land two more summer signings, according to reports.

Read the full story here.

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Ernesto Valverde pumps the brakes on rising Barcelona star Riqui Puig

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Riqui Puig’s pre-season form has led to many dubbing him Barcelona’s next big midfield talent – but Ernesto Valverde has attempted to put a lid on the hype.

Though Barca lost 1-0 in their International Champions Cup clash with AC Milan on Saturday, Puig’s introduction as a substitute left tongues wagging.

The 18-year-old did not once concede possession of the ball in a second-half performance that brought to mind the likes of other La Masia products such as Xavi and Sergio Busquets.

But fans hoping to catch a glimpse of him in the Supercopa de Espana against Sevilla next Sunday night may be disappointed, according to Valverde.

“Of course, we are happy with the response of all the ‘B’ players who have come in,” he said.

“Riqui [Puig] has played a great second half, [but] we must be calm with the players. We get very excited, it’s about winning the Super Cup, not seeing if Riqui comes or not.”

Rossoneri boss Gennaro Gattuso however did not hold back in his praise of Puig, calling the teenager a ‘spectacle’.

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Gattuso was more steel than silk during his own playing career – but admits to feeling envious of the technique-oriented Blaugrana model.

“Riqui is a spectacle, to see boys who still have a child’s face and how they treat the ball is something that amazes me, they feel football inside and it’s something like poetry,” he said.

“I’ve heard them talking about him for some time, it’s something you can’t cut and paste into another club.

“They don’t base themselves on a tactical model, but a common idea, I am a bit jealous of their school.”

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