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Barcelona’s striker search is on and two Arsenal forwards are on the list

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are possible options

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FC Barcelona are on the lookout for a new forward to bolster their options this summer, and six players are on the list, according to Diario SPORT. The list includes two Arsenal forwards, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, in addition to Luka Jović, Krzysztof Piątek, Timo Werner, and Nicolas Pépé.

Either one of the Arsenal pair would consider it a step up to join Barcelona, says the report, although neither would be guaranteed playing time and they wouldn’t necessarily come cheap.

The other four represent younger options. Werner (RB Leizpig) has been linked with Bayern Munich, while Jović (Eintracht Frankfurt) seems destined for Real Madrid, although a last-minute change cannot be ruled out. Piątek (AC Milan) is more of a second striker, while Pépé (Lille) has often been played as a winger.

Barça want someone to rotate with Luis Suárez, but it will be difficult to get a top forward without paying a fortune this summer.

Absent from this list is Antonie Griezmann or Neymar, two superstar forwards (though not quite strikers) who have been linked with Barcelona. Signing one of them would surely rule out another forward signing, wouldn’t it?