Barca tie up Giuly deal
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barca had agreed personal terms with the attacking midfielder some weeks ago, but were not willing to meet Monaco's initial asking price of é¼10 million.
There had been reports that Barca would offer Ricardo Quaresma to clinch a deal for Giuly, but the Portugal international will be staying at Camp Nou.
A delegation from Monaco are to travel to Spain next week to finalise the transfer, but Barca supremo Joan Laporta confirmed a deal was in place.
"The agreement with Monaco for Giuly is total, and only the contract needs to be signed now," Laporta stated.
Guily will become Barca's second capture of the close season, following Villarreal defender Juliano Belletti into the club.