Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is awaiting an offer from Barcelona although he is not their first choice, claims Mundo Deportivo.
The Danish international, who is yet to play a single minute for the Anfield club during pre-season, has still not committed himself to a new contract with Brendan Rogers’ men and has received several offers over the summer.
He is understood to be holding out in the hope Barca make a move as they look to bring in a central defender before the start of the new season, although Manchester City are also reportedly showing interest.
One possible obstacle to an Agger move to the Camp Nou is the price Liverpool will demand with some sources suggesting he will not be allowed leave for less than €25m, a figure the Catalans consider too high.
A further option for Barca boss Tito Vilanova is believed to be Arsenal’s Alex Song, who could be more feasible from an economic point of view.
The Cameroon international’s contract runs out in June 2014 and the Gunners do not want a repeat of the situation where a player’s agreement expires and he is allowed to leave for nothing, as has happened in the past.
As a result, Arsenal would rather cut their losses and ask a fee for the 24-year-old and he could be snapped up for around €15m, although La Blaugrana are yet to make a concrete offer.