Barcelona continue to be heavily linked with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
The 33-year-old’s current deal at Allianz Arena is due to expire next June, and he has told the Bundesliga champions that he wants to leave during this summer’s transfer window.
Barcelona are said to be determined to sign the Poland international, who scored 50 goals and registered seven assists in 46 appearances at club level during the 2021-22 campaign.
As a result, Futbalgalore.com.ng has identified three possible alternatives including Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi.
Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Andrea Belotti is set to be available for free this summer, as the Italy international’s contract at Torino is due to expire on June 30, and there are no signs that he will be signing an extension.
Belotti could arrive without needing to pay a transfer fee, which would make him an attractive proposition for the Bavarians.
The 28-year-old scored eight times and registered one assist in 23 appearances in all competitions for Torino during the 2021-22 campaign, missing a lot of football through injury.
Meanwhile, he has scored 113 goals and registered 28 assists in 251 appearances for his current side, so it is not difficult to understand why there is so much speculation surrounding his future.
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Gerard Moreno was in strong form for Villarreal during the 2021-22 campaign, scoring 13 goals and registering six assists in 27 appearances in all competitions.
The 30-year-old, meanwhile, has now netted 95 times and registered 33 assists in 212 appearances for the Yellow Submarine, returning to the club from Espanyol in 2018.
According to Sport, there is a €100m (£86.7m) release clause in the forward’s contract, but Villarreal would be prepared to listen to offers in the region of €40m (£34.7m).
Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin)
Awoniyi was in impressive form for Union Berlin during the 2021-22 campaign, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, including 15 in the Bundesliga. .
The 24-year-old still has four years left to run on his contract, but Union Berlin might lose him this summer due to the growing interest in his services.
The Nigeria international has been linked with a move to the Premier League, while a number of leading European clubs are said to be interested in his services.
It is unclear how much Union Berlin would demand for the forward, but Bayern Munich would not have to break the bank to sign him, and he is at the perfect age to grow as a player in Bavaria.