Barcelona scout Napoli duo Fabian Ruiz, Kalidou Koulibaly

Spanish champions Barcelona are keeping tabs on Napoli duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz (pictured), according to a report in Marca.

It is claimed that the Blaugrana’s director of football Eric Abidal went to Italy over the weekend to watch the Naples-based side play Lecce and scout the players.

Fabian received his first senior Spain cap in June and impressed in his debut Serie A season – scoring seven goals and providing three assists – following a €30m transfer from Real Betis last summer.

This follows a summer report in Diario AS which claimed Real Madrid were interested in a summer transfer for the midfielder.

The 23-year-old is said by Napoli to be ‘non-transferable’ but the report adds that they will listen to ‘juicy offers’ for the player and could be seduced by bids in excess of €70m.

Central defender Koulibaly is said to have been on the Blaugrana’s wanted list for some time as he continues to impress both at Napoli and for his national side Senegal.

The defender is said have been a preference for the club in light of missing out on Matthijs de Ligt, who joined Juventus from Ajax this summer.

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