Fenerbahce are in front of Southampton in the race to sign Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer this summer.

Sporx report that the Turkish side are confident of sealing a deal for the striker due to their president’s good relationship with Barcelona.

Ali Koc has maintained a good relationship with the Catalan club and they hope that this will boost their chances of striking a deal.

Alcacer has been deemed unwanted at the Nou Camp with the La Liga champions looking to raise funds this summer.

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The 24-year-old was unable to make the step up last season after a big-money move from Valencia.

Game time has been hard to come by at the Nou Camp, Alcacer started just eight league games last season but did manage to score four goals and register a further three assists.

The Saints have been linked with the forward as they go in searching of adding extra goals into their squad for the new season.