Barca 'eye 4 stars' after Aguero setback

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FC Barcelona are reportedly looking at four players they could sign to provide cover for Sergio Aguero, who has been ruled out for at least three months. 

The Argentina striker is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering a cardiac scare in a LaLiga match against Alaves last Saturday.   

Scroll through the gallery above to see Barca's reported four-man wish list as cover for Aguero

The 33-year-old joined Barca as a free agent from Manchester City during the latest transfer window, but has not managed to get going after first suffering a calf injury that kept him out for three months, with the player only making his Blaugrana debut for the club in mid-October. 

With Aguero now set for another lengthy absence, the Spanish giants have reportedly decided to seek reinforcement as forwards Martin Braithwaite and Ousmane Dembele are also injured, with the former only expected to return in the new year, while the latter picked up a hamstring injury upon his return to action this week. 

It is now reported that the LaLiga giants are weighing up four candidates they could sign to provide attacking cover, namely Raheem Sterling, Edinson Cavani, Alexandre Lacazette, and Karim Adeyemi, per the Daily Mirror. 

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Sterling is understood to have been monitored by the Catalan side for a while now, while Cavani and Lacazette are said to be cheaper alternatives as both stars are out of contract at the end of the season. 

Germany starlet Adeyemi is another candidate the Blaugrana are considering signing, but he has caught the eye of many top European clubs over the past couple of months, including Barca's biggest rivals Real Madrid. 

According to German media outlet Sport1, the 19-year-old's representatives met with Los Blancos on Thursday regarding a potential transfer for the Red Bull Salzburg forward, who has scored 14 goals in 21 matches across all competitions for his club this season. 

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