Barcelona Have Prepared A Six-Man Shortlist Of Players To Replace Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez might have scored a hat-trick against Real Madrid in El Clásico last weekend, but Barcelona are keeping a close tab on who will succeed him as their main striker.

In fact, Barça already have a six-man shortlist of players that they are keeping their eye on to replace the 31-year-old Uruguayan.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is one name that sticks out on the Spanish club's radar.

It won't come cheap to bring the 25-year-old England captain to the Camp Nou, with the Spanish newspaper suggesting that he could carry a €200 million price tag for any transfer.

If Kane's move fails to materialise, then Ernesto Valverde's side would also be looking at more younger options.

One of their targets would be RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, who has continued to develop with the club and has become a regular starter under Joachim Löw in the German national team.

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Credit: PA

Kasper Dolberg has continued to improve at Ajax and is also on Barça's radar, along with Lille's Nicolas Pépé and Genoa's Krzysztof Piątek.

Amongst the six-man shortlist is none other than Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi, who is an alumnus of Barcelona's La Masia.

The 25-year-old Argentine, who is also a key target for Chelsea in January, has carried his form on from last season and is considered by some people to be one of Europe's best forwards.

Former England manager Fabio Capello also named him as a player that Real Madrid should sign.

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Credit: PA

"I am a fan of Icardi, I like him," he told Rai Radio 1.

"Real Madrid should make him their priority to be signed, because he is the most similar player to Cristiano Ronaldo and is deadly in the penalty box.

"He is the player Ronaldo has been in recent years and Icardi is someone who has that movement and feel for the goal."

Who should Barcelona sign out of their six-man list?

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