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Hola muchachos and welcome to Tuesday’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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9:15pm – Yerry Mina misses Tuesday’s training session as speculation of a move away grows

The Colombian was not part of the squad to train on Tuesday. The 23-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Nou Camp and his absence is the latest indication that his days could be numbered. Read more on the story here.

Yerry Mina

Yerry Mina

6:00pm – ‘Club philosophy isn’t changing after Arturo Vidal’s signing’

That is the view of Barcelona’s sporting director Eric Abidal, who denied there’s been a change of philosophy from the Spanish giants. Watch what the former Barcelona defender said by clicking here.

Vidal completed a transfer to Barcelona on Monday.

Vidal completed a transfer to Barcelona on Monday.

3:31pm – Yerry Mina on radars of Premier League clubs ahead of transfer deadline

Yerry Mina scores for Colombia

It’s approaching crunch time for a number of Premier League clubs looking to scramble together squads for an assault on Manchester City’s title – with Manchester United and Chelsea in particular still keen to do business ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina is on the radars of a couple of Premier League sides, with the Catalans looking to cash in on the Colombian.
Read Matt Jones’ full piece here.

11:43am – Rio Ferdinand warns Man United not to sell Paul Pogba to Barcelona

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Rio Ferdinand has warned Manchester United not to sell Paul Pogba.

With speculation about the France midfielder’s future once again rife amid reports of interest from Barcelona, former United defender Ferdinand has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to keep the 25-year-old.

10:47am – Marlon Santos attracting interest from European clubs

Marlon Santos

Italian minnows Sassuolo have reportedly made a €12 million bid for Barcelona youngster Marlon Santos, with other European clubs such as Borussia Monchengladbach also said to be interested in his signature.

Centre-back Santos is attracting plenty of suitors ahead of the upcoming season. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away all summer, but nothing has materialised.
Read more on this story here.

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Vidal completed a transfer to Barcelona on Monday.

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal has denied suggestions that the arrival of Arturo Vidal is a sign that the club’s philosophy is changing.

Vidal was unveiled on Monday after joining Bayern Munich on a three-year deal, for a reported transfer fee of €30million.

Abidal was asked if he felt Barcelona’s philosophy had changed since the days he was playing at the club alongside the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta, but disagreed.

“In that era there were other players, too,” said the Frenchman, who enjoyed a six-year spell at Barcelona.  “I believe we need to adapt to the squad we have right now.”

See what else the former Barca left-back had to say in our video below.

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Barcelona youngster Marlon Santos reportedly subject of €12 million bid from Serie A side Sassuolo

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Italian minnows Sassuolo have reportedly made a €12 million bid for Barcelona youngster Marlon Santos, with other European clubs such as Borussia Monchengladbach also said to be interested in his signature.

Centre-back Santos is attracting plenty of suitors ahead of the upcoming season. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away all summer, but nothing has materialised.

The Brazilian is an attractive proposition due to the ability he possesses for his age as well as the experience he has at the top level from his time with Ligue 1 side Nice last season.

He is composed on the ball and confident in the tackle as well as having experience playing in a variety of set-ups such as a deep defensive shape and a high defensive line.

There are issues he still needs to work on though, such as aerial ability and positional awareness as well as being slow to anticipate play, which were highlighted in Barcelona’s US pre-season tour.

Nevertheless, the player signed from Fluminense in 2017 would be an excellent long-term project especially for a mid-level club.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Serie A side Sassuolo have made a bid. The Premier League window closes on Thursday, which means that there could also be more interest in the coming days for his services as clubs attempt to make last-minute signings to improve their squads.

This price is low even though Barca do need to sell him due to the amount of non-EU players at the club.

They can afford to hold out though in an attempt to drive up prices over the coming weeks with the deadline acting in their favour.

The amount of clubs interested means that they should have plenty of other suitors enquiring about him.

However, the priority must be to sell him on by the end of the window. This would leave the club with four centre-backs, assuming Colombian Yerry Mina leaves.

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