Barcelona have identified Schalke defender Joel Matip as a possible signing for the future.
The Catalans are said to be attracted to Matip’s potential and what would likely be a relatively low transfer fee, AS has reported.
Claims from Germany however say Matip is valued by his club at €11m and has a contract until 2016, signed in January 2012. The player has also been linked to Everton.
Barca believe Matip has the quality to play for the club but view the 22-year-old as a player for the future.
Born in Bochum in Germany, Matip is a Cameroon international and has spent his entire senior career at Schalke.