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Reports: Why Barca Pulled Out Of Deal For African Star

While FC Barcelona were looking for a striker las month, it has reportedly been revealed that the LaLiga giants pulled out of a deal for an African star while the striker was on his way to Spain.

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Luis Suarez is set to miss a large spell of the season with a knee injury, but the Catalan giants did not sign a replacement for the rest of the campaign.

Barcelona did announce the signing of --, who will only join the club at the end of the season but L'Equipe have now reported they pulled out of a move for Congo international Cedric Bakambu.

The report claims that the Catalan giants had met with the striker's representatives and had agreed a deal with his Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Gouan.

Bakambu was reportedly set to flew to Barcelona on Deadline Day, the report claims a phone call from the club's director of football, Eric Abidal, ended the deal.

The Congolese forward also took to social media to react to the reports of Barcelona pulling out.

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Do you think Barcelona will rue not signing a striker? Have your say in the comment section below.

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