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The Catalan club look determined to land the talented young striker

Barcelona have moved in quickly to sign Boca Juniors striker Sergio Araujo, according to Argentine radio station La Red.

The 19-year-old is highly regarded in Argentina, and his exploits have already reached Europe, where Barcelona and Real Madrid are both thought to be interested parties.

The Merengues have first option over a number of Boca's youngsters, including Araujo, as part of the €20 million deal which took midfielder Fernando Gago to the Spanish capital club in 2006.

However, reports in Argentina suggest Barcelona are looking to pull out all stops to land the player and have already made an offer for the under-20 international.

It is believed the Spanish champions want to send the player to their B squad before slowly introducing him into their main ranks.

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