Barcelona did not make an offer for Man United’s Paul Pogba, according to Frenchman’s agent


Hello, one and all – David Cooper here. The Premier League transfer window may be over but there’s still three weeks left of excitement/irritation/hopelessness across Europe.

Barcelona have apparently done most of their transfer business, but as the La Liga campaign draws closer, things are getting busier at the Nou Camp. Follow all the latest updates below.

4.00pm – Messi named new Barcelona captain

Lionel Messi has been named Barcelona captain following the departure of Andres Iniesta to Japanese side Vissel Kobe.

The La Liga champions have named four skippers for the new campaign, along with Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto.

Messi was named club vice-captain in 2015 and, having also captained Argentina since 2010, was the obvious choice to take over from Iniesta.

All four players came through La Masia which means the team will be captained by a player who came through the ranks in each fixture.

10:30 – Barcelona old boy Yerry Mina excited for move to ‘best league in world’

Yerry Mina scores for Colombia

Blink and you’d have missed him at Barcelona – the Yerry Mina transfer saga this summer seemingly trundled on longer than his actual career with the Blaugrana.

Ernesto Valverde finally got what he want as Mina left the club on the EPL deadline day for a princely profit. Read what Mina had to say here after he was unveiled at Goodison Park.