Reports have come out and claimed Barcelona could rival Liverpool for the signing of Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio in the summer transfer window.
Boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to add some more faces to his squad and he has been impressed by young Caio.
The 20-year-old looks an outstanding prospect after establishing himself in the Brazilian side’s first-team in the last few years, and earned high praise for an eye-catching display to thwart current Barcelona star Neymar in 2012.
Liverpool could be keen on signing Caio this summer as they eye improvements in defence, and looked set to have a clear run at him.
However, the SportsDirectNews website have claimed Barcelona now look set to join the chase for his signature as they look to bring in new players for their back four.
With Carles Puyol calling time on his long career at the Nou Camp this summer, and Javier Mascherano also possibly leaving, the La Liga giants are keen to bring in one or two adequate replacements.