Barcelona aren’t interested in signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to one of their scouts.
Barca have been linked with making a bid for the highly-rated midfielder, who has also been watched by Manchester United.
“He is certainly a great player, but for Barcelona it is too soon,” said Barca scout Ariedo Braida.
“I travel around the world in search of great talent, but our demands are extremely high.”
Their decision, as reported by the Manchester Evening News, is a boost for United and Bayern, who were linked with a move for the midfielder during the summer transfer window.
Leon Goretzka, only 22, has already won 10 caps for Germany, netting four times for Joachim Low’s side since June.