Barcelona news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates from the Nou CampMonday, April 8Arsenal manager Unai Emery spoken about Barcelona’s Samuel UmtitiLiverpool and Barcelona are interested in Wolves left-back Ruben VinagreBarcelona were interested in Paul Pogba during his time at JuventusPresident Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted he was too expensiveSamuel Umtiti praisedArsenal manager Unai Emery spoken about Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti – describing him as a “a very good player”.Arsenal have been linked with a move for Barcelona powerhouse Umtiti in recent times amid claims that he may be sold.The World Cup winner has endured a frustrating campaign with injuries and inconsistency seeing him fall behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet in the pecking order.Now, Emery has given his thoughts on the 25-year-old.“He’s a very good player,” he told RMC Sport.“France has a lot of very good footballers who are playing abroad. The French league is a very attractive market for a lot of teams. I’ve always had French players in my teams. At Valencia, Sevilla, PSG and here at Arsenal.“I’ve always been able to count on those players.”Jurgen Klopp transfer requestLiverpool are interested in Wolves left-back Ruben Vinagre.And Jurgen Klopp has already taken steps to sign the talented 19-year-old defender, according to Portuguese publication O Jogo.Vinagre has impressed since arriving from Monaco – helping Nuno Espirito Santo’s side clinch promotion and thrive in the top-flight.And his exploits have attracted attention from Liverpool and Barcelona.But the Reds could be in the driving seat after reports from O Jogo that Klopp spoke with Vinagre about a move to Anfield after their FA Cup defeat at Molineux.Paul Pogba too priceyBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu admitted that his side have were interested in Paul Pogba during his time at Juventus.But the French World Cup winner was too expensive!”In the summer of 2015, Paul Pogba was playing in Turin and we simply told Juve that, if one day they decide to sell the player, we would be interested,” Bartomeu told ESPN.”When they sold the player, they told us what the offer would have to be and we couldn’t afford that amount of money at the time.”So he went to United, and he’s making them better as a team because he’s one of the stars of the world of football right now.”Dembele updateBarcelona have named French winger Ousmane Dembele in their squad for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester United.The forward has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, last appearing in the 5-1 win over Lyon in the last 16 second leg clash on March 13, and has been waiting for medical clearance before he can feature.Ernesto Valverde named 22 players on Monday who will travel to Manchester, with four to be left out of the 18-man matchday squad.Dembele has impressed at Barcelona this season after struggling in his first campaign following his move from Borussia Dortmund in August 2017.



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