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Barcelona in advanced talks to sign Sevilla star Kevin Gameiro

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro, bringing an end to Luis Enrique's search for a 'fourth striker'.

This is according to Catalan newspaper Sport, who so regularly act as an unofficial outlet for the La Liga champions.

They say negotiations between Sevilla and Barcelona have been ongoing for some time and that Barcelona officials believed they were heading down a dead end. But they have since broken through the impasse and are closing in on the signing.


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Speculation was further intensified when the Frenchman was left out of Sevilla's friendly match against SV Sandhausen. He was, however, present in the stands alongside the club's sporting director.

While a fee has been agreed, possibly around €40m, Gameiro still has a big decision to make. The same report says he has another offer from Atletico Madrid and must now decide which club can help develop his career more.

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Pure striker

If he does move to the Nou Camp, Gameiro will become the third notable signing for the Blaugrana this summer. They recently agreed a €50m deal for Valencia star Andre Gomes and signed Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for €25m.

But Enrique has been banging on about signing a pure striker for several weeks now. It was an odd thing to say considering Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez scored 130 goals last season.

"We're looking for a striker but the best thing would be to sign another player, if there is a good option," he told a news conference last week.

"We're looking for a pure striker, who moves close to the area without dropping wide, because we have a lot of players for the wings, like Denis, Arda [Turan], Andres [Iniesta]. [We want] a true striker, who has goals."


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Gameiro has risen to prominence with Sevilla but still did not do enough to force his way into the France national team for Euro 2016. However, with 29 goals in all competitions, he is deemed good enough for possibly the best football club on the planet.

Exactly how much game time he will get when Suarez is in front of him will surely come as a major concern.


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