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Barcelona sell Cristian Tello to Real Betis in €4 million deal

Barcelona have confirmed that Cristian Tello will leave the club for Real Betis for an initial fee of €4 million.

Tello has spent the last 18 months at Fiorentina but was due to return to Barca for pre-season, where he had one year remaining on his current contract.

However, new Betis coach Quique Setien pushed hard for the winger, who returns to La Liga for the first time since 2014.

"FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompie have reached an agreement for the transfer of Cristian Tello to the...

Real Betis 'optimistic' about signing Barcelona forward Cristian Tello

ROME, ITALY - MAY 15:  Cristian Tello of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico on May 15, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Cristian Tello has spent the last 18 months on loan at Fiorentina.

Real Betis have joined Fiorentina in showing an interest in signing Barcelona forward Cristian Tello this summer.

Tello spent the last 18 months on loan at Fiorentina and the Italian club have an option to purchase him for €8 million.

According to El Mundo Deportivo, Fiorentina will not exercise that option but are willing to negotiate a lower fee to acquire Tello.

And Betis president Angel Haro says his club are also keen on the 25-year-old, who is under contract with Barcelona until June...

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Naturally, all the focus is on whom Barcelona will sign this summer, but before they can strengthen their squad, they will need to rid themselves of some players first. Not just to make room for any potential incoming players, mind you, but to make some money, add to what is set to be a reduced transfer budget and to free up space on the wage bill: A recent report revealed they have the highest wage bill in European football.

Last summer's signings Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer, Denis Suarez...

 By Ben Gladwell

Barcelona's Cristian Tello has options if Fiorentina don't extend stay - agent

ROME, ITALY - MAY 15:  Cristian Tello of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico on May 15, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Cristian Tello has scored three Serie A goals this season.

The agent of Fiorentina's Cristian Tello has said the midfielder has plenty of options should the Serie A club not make his loan move from Barcelona permanent this summer.

Tello, 25, joined Fiorentina on a season-long loan last year and he has been a regular in Paulo Sousa's team this season, scoring three in 29 Serie A appearances.

Tello's agent, Maria Orobitg, told La Nazione: "Fiorentina need to decide whether they want to take their option on buying him for a set fee. I'm neither optimistic...

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Barcelona's Cristian Tello joins Fiorentina on season-long loan

ROME, ITALY - MAY 15:  Cristian Tello of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring the team's third goal during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Olimpico on May 15, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Cristian Tello has returned for a second spell in Serie A.

Cristian Tello will join Fiorentina on a season-long loan with the option of a permanent transfer next summer, Barcelona have announced.

Tello, 25, spent the second half of last season on loan with the Viola, scoring twice and assisting three goals in 13 appearances for the Serie A club as they finished fifth.

The Spaniard, who broke into the Barca team under Pep Guardiola in 2011, has found his opportunities to play regularly limited and spent two seasons on loan at Porto.

 By Chris Wright

Barcelona's Cristian Tello wears 'I love beer' shirt at Fiorentina medical

After spending last season at Fiorentina, Cristian Tello is currently on the verge of securing a second successive year-long loan at the Stadio Artemio Franchi with just a routine medical left to complete.

Strangely however, Tello decided to turn up for the aforementioned medical wearing a truly questionable outfit.