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Barcelona agree terms with Alcacer but deal not done


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Barcelona have agreed terms with Paco Alcacer but still have hurdles to overcome in order to complete the signing of the Valencia striker.

Goal can confirm a report published in Mundo Deportivo stating that the Spanish champions have successfully concluded talks with the 22-year-old.

Valencia fear angering their fans by selling another key player, however, and want Alcacer to publicly request a transfer before they begin negotiating a deal.

If that happens, Valencia owner Peter Lim is willing to entertain the idea of seeing the Spain international follow Andre Gomes to Camp Nou.


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In private, Alcacer has told both friends and Valencia president Lay Hoon he wants to join Barca and has accepted the fact he is likely to start on the bench behind first-choice forwards Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

The transfer is likely to cost between €30 million and €35m, with a further €10m in add-ons, and Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper could move in the other direction.

No further progress is expected to be made until after Barcelona's match against Athletic on Sunday, with the Spanish transfer window closing at midnight next Wednesday.