Barcelona will sign this striker if the move for Robert Lewandowski fails

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Barcelona are pushing hard to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich but have a plan B if the move for the Poland international striker fails.

Robert Lewandowski has made it clear that his time with the Bundesliga giants is over and that he wants a fresh start.

But should Bayern hold firm and keep their star striker, who has a year left on his contract there, Xavi could be forced to turn elsewhere.

According to Sport, Barcelona have identified Villarreal striker Gerard Moreno as an alternative option should the move for Lewandowski fail to go through.

Moreno has a €100m (£85m) release clause in his contract but Villarreal may consider an offer in the region of €40m (£34m) for the striker.

Moreno, 30, scored 13 goals in 26 appearances for Villarreal last season.

La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid are also interested in signing Moreno, with Diego Simeone considering him as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez.