Barcelona Show Interest In Signing One Of Serie A’s Rising Stars

Barcelona have had a strong start to their Champions League campaign this season, winning both of their opening matches against PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham Hotspur.

The reigning La Liga champions have struggled with their recent results and are second in the league -- level on points with third-placed Atlético Madrid -- with Sevilla one point clear of the club.

There's no doubt that manager Ernesto Valverde will want to turn around his side's performances soon, though Barcelona are already looking at ways to bolster his squad options.

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Credit: PA

The club are interested in a rising Serie A star: Genoa striker Krzysztof Piątek.

According to the 23-year-old Polish footballer, Barcelona have shown interest in him, despite the fact that he doesn't believe the rumours.

"I have heard that Barcelona want to sign me, but I do not believe it," Piatek told DAZN (via Diario Sport and Football Espana).

"I did very well last season and felt I needed to move on and I have only been here for two months helping my team, but who knows what the situation will be next year."

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Credit: PA

Piątek moved to Genoa from Cracovia at the end of last season for a reported fee of €4 million.

The Polish star has had an instant impact since his move to the club, becoming the first footballer to score seven times in their first seven appearances in the Italian league since Gabriel Batistuta.

It seems that Piątek isn't the only player that Barcelona are interested in, with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly one of the names on their potential transfer radar.

Should Piątek move to Barcelona?

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Adnan Riaz

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