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Barcelona seek Ander Capa loan to cover Aleix Vidal absence

The LaLiga club are permitted to sign a replacement for Vidal, who suffered a long-term injury against Alavés at the weekend
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Barcelona seek Ander Capa loan to cover Aleix Vidal absence
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Barcelona are understood to be out to take Eibar's Ander Capa on loan to cover the absence of right-back Aleix Vidal, who suffered a serious injury on Saturday.

Vidal out long-term with ankle injury

Vidal is set for five months on the sidelines after dislocating his ankle in the closing stages of Barça's 6-0 LaLiga victory away to Deportivo Alavés.

Due to the length of his expected period out, regulations allow Barça to bring in a replacement if it is a player based in the Spanish top flight or who is out of contract.

Vidal receives treatment at Mendizorroza following his injury.

Barcelona approach rebuffed

And the club are thought to have made contact with Eibar over a move for the 25-year-old youth product - with the Basques turning down their initial approach.

Capa, who has made 17 LaLiga appearances for José Luis Mendilibar's side this term, has also been a target for Premier League teams in recent months.