Live Barcelona Blog: PSG hit out at Real Madrid over pursuit of former Barca star

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Hello Barcelona fans!

The team are back in action this weekend as the international break ends with a tricky trip to Real Sociedad awaiting on Saturday.

We’ll keep you up to date with all the news from Camp Nou, but we want you to get involved too.

Tweet to us at @Sport360 with your thoughts.

5:16pm – Real Madrid criticised over Neymar pursuit

Neymar (R) poses with his jersey next to Paris Saint Germain's (PSG) Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has hit out at Real Madrid’s “underhanded tactics” in their pursuit of former Barcelona star Neymar.

The Brazilian talisman has seemed unsettled in the French capital ever since he moved there from Barcelona last summer, with constant speculation over a return to Spain, which has angered the PSG hierarchy.

Read more here.

1:00pm – Richarlison reveals Barcelona “dream”

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Everton attacker Richarlison says his dream is to move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona one day.

The Brazilian, who has hit the ground running at his new club, having moved to Everton this summer, was asked about both joining either of Spain’s giants in the future during an interview with AS.

Read more here.

12:00 – Barcelona monitoring “next Robert Lewandowski”

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Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek has been dubbed the “next Robert Lewandowski” after his stunning form for Genoa, where he’s scored seven times in his first three appearances for the club.

Barcelona are reportedly keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, who is being considered a long-term successor to the 31-year-old Luis Suarez.

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11:45 – Ajax set price for De Jong

Frenkie de Jong is a long-term target of Barcelona's.

Frenkie de Jong is a long-term target of Barcelona’s.

Ajax have slapped a €75million price tag on midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has been a long-term target of Barcelona. The club failed with an approach this summer but are certain to return for the Dutch youngster at the end of the season.

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Live Barcelona blog: Pep Guardiola on his desire to return to Barcelona one day

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Welcome to today’s Barcelona blog. The Sport360 team will be with you throughout the day with all the latest updates and news from the Nou Camp.

Our daily blog will keep you up to date but we want you to get involved, too.

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

10:00 – Guardiola reveals desire to return to Camp Nou one day

Pep Guardiola has revealed his desire to return to where it all began and finish his coaching career at Barcelona.

The Manchester City boss managed the Catalan giants between 2008 and 2012, leading the La Liga champions to 14 trophies during his four years in charge at the Camp Nou.

Read what he had to say here.

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Live Barcelona blog: Summer business praised by CIES Football Observatory

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Welcome to today’s Barcelona blog. The Sport360 team will be with you throughout the day with all the latest updates and news from the Nou Camp.

Our daily blog will keep you up to date but we want you to get involved, too.

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

5PM – Barcelona defenders in CIES Observatory list

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The CIES Football Observatory has released its analysis of the summer transfer window, determining which players were the best value and which ones commanded the most overvalued transfer fees.

Barcelona came out looking well in both lists, with Clement Lenglet in the top five for best value-for-money deals. Meanwhile, they extracted extra value from Everton in the sale of Clement Lenglet.

Read more here.

2PM – Rakitic picks between Messi and Modric

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Ivan Rakitic agrees that club teammate Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, but says his international colleague Luka Modric was a better player in 2017-18.

Modric is up for FIFA’s Best Men’s player award, having won the UEFA award; Messi

1PM – Barcelona sign new French scout

beIN presenter Jerome Bigot has been hired as a scout, specialising in French football.

The hiring comes as a recommendation from sporting director Eric Abidal, who worked with Bigot at the network and was impressed with his knowledge of French football.

Barcelona are looking to find more players such as Ousmane Dembele, who joined the club last season on a €105million deal. Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet are the other French players currently in Barca’s squad.

Read more here.

12PM – Carlos Tevez compares Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

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Carlos Tevez is one of the few players who have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and he’s revealed some telling details about both players.

The Argentine said he rarely ever say Messi training to master any of his skills, or in the gym – though the Barcelona star did practice penalties.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was always the first person into training at Manchester United, no matter how early Tevez showed up to try to beat his teammate.

Read what else Tevez had to say here.

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