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FC Barcelona News: 12 July 2019; Antoine Griezmann to sign, Neymar to reveal all

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Barcelona will pay Antoine Griezmann’s release clause today | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona will pay Antoine Griezmann’s €120 million release clause on Friday. A lawyer will deposit the sum at La Liga headquarters, and Griezmann will then join the Spanish champions on a five-year deal.

Neymar is expected to give a tell-all interview on Brazilian TV | Sport

Neymar is expected to talk on a range of topics in an interview with Brazilian TV on Friday. The PSG star is expected to speak about his future, the Copa America and the recent allegations of rape against him. The interview is due to be broadcast on Friday morning in Brazil.

The Filipe Luis option fades for Barcelona | Marca

The chances of Barcelona signing Filipe Luis this summer have faded. The club are after a back-up to Jordi Alba but have decided Luis may be too old, given he will turn 34 in August. The club may also struggle to fund further signings if they bring in Neymar.

Griezmann will be the fourth buyout clause FC Barcelona has paid | Sport

Barcelona are preparing to pay a player’s buyout clause for the fourth time. The club have previously shelled out to bring Rivaldo, Seydou Keita and Clement Lenglet to the Camp Nou and Antoine Griezmann will become the latest player to arrive in this manner.

How Virgil van Dijk’s agent responded to transfer approach from Barcelona | Mirror

Mirror journalist John Cross reckons Barcelona approached Virgil van Dijk’s representatives to see if he’d be interested in a move to the club. However, they were “quickly given short shrift” and decided not to take it any further.