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Barcelona in talks for Japanese pair Hiroki Abe and Jun Nishikawa

Barcelona are raiding Japanese football to boost their B team.

Mundo Deportivo says Hiroki Abe, 20, and Jun Nishikawa, 17, are both on Barca's agenda.

Abe, of Kashima Antlers, is part of Japan's Copa America squad, while Nishikawa, a striker, is tied to Cerezo Osaka. Nishikawa plays for Spanish coach Miguel Ángel Lotina at Cerezo.

Indeed, Lotina rates the teen as among the best young players in Asia. Nishikawa played for Japan at the U20 World Cup.

Barca are in talks for both young players, with the preference being an initial loan arrangement.

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