Primera Division champions Barcelona are closely monitoring the situation of Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel, according to a report in De Telegraaf
The Blaugrana are in the market for a new right-back because of the ongoing uncertainty about the future of Daniel Alves and head coach Pep Guardiola reportedly sees Van der Wiel as a good replacement in case the Brazilian leaves the club.
Van der Wiel is a product of the illustrious Ajax youth academy and has developed into a key player at the Godenzonen in the past three seasons. The Netherlands international has made well over 100 official appearances for Ajax so far.
The 22-year-old has previously been linked with clubs such as Bayern Munich, Milan and Manchester City, but Ajax have yet to receive an official offer for the right-back.
The defender's current contract with Ajax runs until the summer of 2013, but he reportedly has a limited fee release clause of €20 million.