Barcelona officials met with Schalke’s Leon Goretzka – whose contract expires in June – over the international break, according to reports in Spain.
Bayern Munich have been heavily linked with signing the 22-year-old on a free transfer at the end of the season when his contract in Gelsenkirchen expires.
The midfielder reportedly met with representatives of the Catalan giants over the international break, when he missed Germany’s two friendly draws due to injuries.
The German international was said to have given off ‘positive vibes’ in the meeting but the Blaugrana are wary Bayern may be in pole position for any deal.
Italian duo Juventus and Milan along with Arsenal have also been linked with Goretzka, who plays primarily as a central midfielder.