Barcelona still interested in Valencia's Jordi Alba - report

The wing-back is yet to sign a new deal with the Mestalla outfit, and the European champions are hopeful of luring him back to Camp Nou this summer
Valencia wing-back Jordi Alba remains one of the top transfer priorities for Barcelona, who want to lure the Spain international to Catalunya at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, El Mundo Deportivo reports.

The left-back has a contract with the Mestalla outfit until June 2013, but Unai Emery's men recently stated that they could be forced to cash in on Alba this summer if he doesn't sign a new deal.

The L'Hospitalet-born man previously revealed that he's happy with life at his current club and would be open to a contract extension, but talks haven't led to a new deal as yet.

Therefore, Barcelona are still hopeful of re-signing the 22-year-old defender at the end of the current season; Alba was part of the illustrious La Masia youth set-up from 1998 until 2005.

The Spanish champions will get a chance to see their potential transfer target in action when the sides meet in the first leg of their semi-final of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday evening.

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