Barca step up chase for defender

Barcelona have put four Premier League centre-backs at the top of their January wishlist, according to reports.

Catalan newspaper Sport have claimed that David Luiz, Jan Vertonghen, Daniel Agger and Thomas Vermaelen are all being targeted by the Blaugrana.

The Catalan club have been on the look-out for a new central defender for over a year now, and have finally decided to splash out over the winter, at least according to the sports daily.

All four players have been linked with Tata Martino’s side in the past, but Sport believe that they will step up their efforts to sign one of them in January.

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