Barcelona are preparing to make a bid for Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, according to reports in Spain.
Catalan paper Sport claim that the Spanish champions' new manager Gerardo Martino wants to add the 28-year-old to his team's defence, as they continue to look for a long-term successor to captain Carles Puyol.
The Dane signed for Liverpool from Brondby in 2006, and has formed effective partnerships with both Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel in his seven years with the Merseyside club.
He signed a two-year contract extension last October, keeping him tied to the Reds until 2016, after coming close to moving to moving to the Nou Camp last summer.
But Liverpool manger Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to want to sell the centre-back, as he sees him as playing an important player in his aim to bring the team back into the Champions League, and the club have already lost the retired Carragher this summer.
No offer has yet been submitted, and with three years left on his current contract, Barca are unlikely to sign Agger cheaply.
The Daily Mail have reported that the Catalan club are looking at other targets in Agger's position that currently play in the Premier League, with David Luiz, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen all on the club's radar.
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