Barcelona fear goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will miss the Copa del Rey final against Valencia with a knee injury.
The club have confirmed the German international has sustained a knee injury and is ‘having trouble’ but vaguely added that his ‘availability will depend on how things develop’.
The 27-year-old did not appear at all in last season’s Copa del Rey tournament with number two Jasper Cillessen instead selected throughout the tournament.
The same arrangement appeared to be in place this season, but the German was selected for both legs of Barca’s semi-final triumph over El Clasico rivals Real Madrid.
Cillessen is now likely to be selected both for the final La Liga game of the season at Eibar while also facing Valencia in the showpiece of the Copa in Seville later this month.
However, the Dutch international has been heavily linked with a summer exit from the Camp Nou and the club are reportedly locked in talks with Portuguese league leaders Benfica.
He now appears to be about to play a vital role in the closing stage of the campaign.