Good morning, Barcelona fans. Alan Cooper here, along with the rest of the Sport360 team, bringing you the latest news from the Camp Nou.
10:00 – Valverde unsure on Rafinha’s future
The Brazilian joined Inter Milan on loan in January after struggling to cement his place in the Barca team since making his debut in November 2011.
The short-term deal to Inter included a purchase option of around £30m, however, the I Nerazzurri were against paying the proposed fee.
“I’m happy with having Rafinha for the first team and he is playing well, but until August 31, we have to see what happens,” Valverde said.
“I want the market to close so I know who I can count on.”
Youngster Marlon Santos has left Barcelona for Italian Serie A outfit Sassuolo, the La Liga side confirmed on Thursday.
The 22-year-old has moved on a deal worth €6 million which could be doubled if he plays 50 games for his new employers. Barcelona also have the option to buy back the player.
Santos, who featured in pre-season this summer, did not make a single competitive appearance for Barcelona’s first team after moving from Fluminense in 2016 on loan before making it permanent. He spent last season on loan at Nice, playing 26 times.
Good morning, Barcelona fans. Jay Asser here, along with the rest of the Sport360 team, bringing you the latest news from the Camp Nou.
10:30pm – Marlon Santos moves to Sassuolo
The 22-year-old has completed a switch to Italian outfit Sassuolo. The Brazilian failed to make a single competitive appearance for the La Liga side although he featured in pre-season this summer. Read more on that story here.
3:53pm – Messi nets his first as captain
Lionel Messi struck for his first goal with the captain’s armband in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Boca Juniors.
Check out the chip shot score here.
2:25pm – Relive Barca’s win over Boca Juniors
There was no shortage of fireworks in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory against Boca Juniors on Wednesday, which featured goals by Malcolm, Lionel Messi and Rafinha.
Check out the highlights here.
11:57am – Pogba desires moves to Barcelona
Paul Pogba has his heart set on a move to Barcelona, the Daily Mail reports.
The 25-year-old’s relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is fractured, but even if it mends Pogba is eager to leave England.