Barcelona look set to beat Liverpool and Manchester United to the signing of £16m-rated Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto, according to the Daily Star.
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The talented young Argentine has attracted plenty of interest this season, with Premier League rivals Liverpool and United believed to be frontrunners for his signature.
However, it looks as though Barca want to move ahead of English clubs in the race to snap Vietto up, and are in talks to strike a deal to bring him to the Nou Camp in 2016.
The Catalan giants are currently unable to register new players due to a transfer ban, but can possibly work on a move to sign the player in advance of when the ban ends.