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Barcelona rumors: Five Luis Suarez replacements, Denis to AC Milan & De Ligt race hots up

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Five strikers who could replace Suarez

Today’s rumors start with a look at five strikers Barcelona are considering as potential replacements for Luis Suarez.

Marca reckon that the club are thinking about Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek, who is seen as something of a budget option, while keeping hold of Paco Alcacer is another option.

The other three names on the list are: Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Timo Werner.

Six strikers Barcelona have considered

And now quickly over to Mundo Deportivo who have a similar story but with slightly different options.

The report reckons that Harry Kane, Kasper Dolberg, Mauro Icardi, Piatek, Werner and Pepe have all been considered by the club.

However, it seems that none of the six players have really done enough to convince Barcelona of their qualities.

Kane is considered too expensive, Werner and Dolberg have not impressed consistently enough, there are doubts over Pepe and Piatek, and Icardi is reportedly lacking something.

AC Milan want Denis Suarez

Meanwhile, over in Italy the word is that AC Milan fancy bringing in Denis Suarez.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A side reckon they can tempt him away due to his lack of game time.

The only problem is that Milan have a few FFP worries going on which could scupper any move.

De Ligt race hots up

Back with Mundo Deportivo, who claim the race for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is really beginning to hot up.

Ajax look as though they will be unable to keep hold of their defender for much longer but will want at last €60 million for the 19-year-old in the summer.

Barcelona and Juventus have already shown their admiration, but Manchester City and Bayern Munich are also said to have “maximum interest.”

Barcelona give up on Koulibaly

And finally we end with news that Barcelona have decided to end their interest in Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Mundo Deportivo reckon that the club have followed him for some time but have not made an offer of €70 million which has reported.

The club have scouted him on several occasions but have come to the conclusion he won’t be joining the Spanish champions.