Reports in Spain have indicated that Chelsea sensation Victor Moses has emerged as a shock target for Barcelona.
According to Spanish publication Sport, La Liga giants Barca have taken a fancy to the rejuvenated star and could turn to him to solve their problematic right-back position.
The Nigerian international has undergone a barnstorming transformation under Antonio Conte and has been one of the leading men for the table toppers.
After spells on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham, the 25-year-old has finally established himself in the Blues line-up this season.
Playing at right wing-back, the ex-Crystal Palace youngster has excelled and become a firm fixture in the starting XI for the Premier League leaders.
And his performances have not gone unnoticed.
Barcelona have been exploring a number of options due Aleix Vidal’s struggle to adapt to life at the Nou Camp – forcing them to use Sergi Roberto as right-back.
Youngster Marlon was included in their squad instead of Vidal for the Champions League victory at Celtic in midweek, with the Chilean set to depart in January.
Moses has emerged as the surprise option for Barcelona.
They have been following his breakthrough at Chelsea this season intensively – sending scouts to watch him three times.
A January move looks unlikely, with Conte desperate to keep the in-form ace in his eleven as the west London outfit close in on the title.
But a switch in the summer could be on the cards. And what a turnaround that would be for Moses – a man so often forgotten around Stamford Bridge since his arrival in 2012.
His team-mate Branislav Ivanovic has also been watched by Barca, although he would be seen as a more short-term option.