Barcelona is prepared to sign €50m rated target to replace ageing Gerard Pique as the Catalan club aim to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
Toress has been impressive for the Yellow Submarine in the just-concluded season and he has attracted interested interest from the La Liga giants.
The 23-year-old defender scored two goals and laid two assists in 36 appearances for Villarreal in 36 appearances.
The Spanish defender has been linked with a move to Premier League with Chelsea and Manchester City keen on signing him but according to RAC1, Barcelona is also weighing up a summer approach.
Torres could leave the Estadio de la Ceramica ahead of next season, he has been spotted by top clubs and it would be difficult to turn down such offers.
Barcelona could prioritise the signing of a centre back this summer with consistent injury to Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet poor form.
The La Liga giants would be extremely busy in the summer transfer market as they aim to sell players and bring in two marquee signings Neymar and Lautaro Martinez to bolster their attacking options.