Barcelona will block a reported January loan offer from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain for highly rated midfield star Riqui Puig.
Puig was informed by manager Ronald Koeman during pre-season that he would not form part of his first team plans in the 2020/21 campaign.
However, despite speculation over a potential La Liga loan move before the summer transfer window closed, he remained at the Camp Nou.
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Thomas Tuchel is keen on a January loan move for the Spanish U21 international.
Barcelona are expected to reject that as Koeman does not want to strengthen a Champions League rival.
But with Puig’s contract at the Camp Nou expiring in July 2021, he could negotiate a pre-contract agreement with a non-Spanish club regardless of the club’s intentions.
Puig is highly regarded at Barcelona after playing a starring role at underage level, but unless Koeman’s position on him changes, he could move on ahead of the 2021/22 season.