Barcelona have reportedly opened negotiations with Villarreal midfielder and Italy international Roberto Soriano.
Our sister site Football Italia reported Eleven Sports journalist Mateusz Swiecicki reports the 26-year-old’s family has confirmed negotiations have begun for his transfer.
The German-born midfield had spent his entire career at Sampdoria before joining the Yellow Submarine last summer, netting ten goals in an impressive debut campaign.
The Blaugrana are keen to reinvest the €222m they received for the sale of Neymar and have been linked with a €100m move for Philippe Coutinho and triggering Inigo Martinez’s €32m release clause at Real Sociedad.
Barca have already missed out on midfield targets Marco Verratti – who is remaining at Paris Saint-Germain – and Dani Ceballos, who joined Real Madrid from Betis.