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Pique urging Barcelona to beat Real Madrid to Odriozola signing

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is driving a move for Real Sociedad fullback Alvaro Odriozola.

Odriozola is a confirmed target for Real Madrid, though insists he is happy in San Sebastian.

Don Balon says Barca are also keen, with Aleix Vidal to be sold in January and coach Ernesto Valverde preferring Sergi Roberto in midfield. Odriozola is viewed as competition for Nelson Semedo.

Pique has been impressed by Odriozola when working with him for Spain and has urged Barca to make a move.

The Catalan is aware of Real Madrid's interest and has dropped Odriozola's name in conversation with sport director Robert Fernandez in recent days.

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