Radio Esport Valencia reports that Barcelona are plotting a January move for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi.
Mustafi, who moved to Valencia from Sampdoria in an €8million deal last year, has adapted quickly to life in La Liga and his performances have caught the eye of Barca boss Luis Enrique.
According to Radio Esport Valencia, Barca have been so impressed with the Germany international that they are preparing to make a move for him when the transfer window re-opens at the start of next year.
Even though Mustafi is under contract until 2019 with a €50m release clause, sources in Germany have suggested that Barca will make an opening bid of between €20m and €30m.
Mustafi, who was linked heavily with Real Madrid earlier this summer, has become an even more key figure at Valencia since the sale of Nicolas Otamendi to Manchester City.