​Barcelona B winger Adama Traore has rejected offers from Stoke City and Liverpool to sign for Aston Villa on a three year contract with an option for a fourth according to Spanish media outlet ​AS.


The 19-year-old was the subject of strong Liverpool interest as the Reds sent senior officials to Barcelona to negotiate a transfer.


Traore reportedly had a €15m release clause which was not set as his asking price as the Catalans were seeking €6m for the starlet which would not represent a serious outlay for Villa.



Indeed, early rumours proved to be false as Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez confirmed that Traore was available for €6m last week.


"[Adama] has a release clause of €6m which it is clear that some clubs can take on," Robert said. "He could leave, but is something he must decide himself. The market is like that."


​Tim Sherwood's side are not short of cash following Christian Benteke's £32m sale to Liverpool, however and it appears they are using the full amount to upgrade the rest of their squad.


Villa will be signing a La Masia product not short of experience at the lower levels of Spanish football as the Mali international has featured 63 times for Barcelona B, scoring 8 goals.


Traore made just four senior team appearances throughout his professional career, scoring his first goal last season in an 8-1 win over SD Huesca in the Copa del Rey.


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