Barcelona chief confirms Funes Mori interest

The Liga champions will not be making bid for the Argentina international this summer despite reports to the contrary, but they have confirmed scouting the 25-year-old
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has confirmed the Camp Nou outfit are tracking the progress of Everton defenfer Ramiro Funes Mori.

Scouts from the Liga champions were in attendance as Funes Mori played for Argentina against Venezuela in the Copa America quarter-finals, leading to reports an offer could be made this summer.

Fernandez has quashed talk of a deal in the current transfer window for the 25-year-old, but hinted he would continue to keep an eye on his form in the future.

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"He’s a good player and we’ve known him well for a long time, but we’re not going to sign him this summer," he told Sport.

Funes Mori enjoyed an encouraging first season at Goodison Park, making 28 Premier League appearances and scoring four goals.