Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is allegedly considering an approach for Arsenal midfielder Denilson, according to reports from Spain.
AS comments that the Brazilian is a player Zubizarreta greatly admires, and will discuss a move for the 22-year-old with coach Pep Guardiola, who will have the final say on whether plans for a summer swoop will commence.
The former Brazil u-20 captain moved to the London club in the summer of 2006, and has made 122 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, but has only made one appearance so far this season.
Denilson’s ability to play in any position across the centre of the pitch makes him an attractive proposition for the Blaugrana, whose modest squad is being tested with injuries to Pedro Rodriguez and Xavi leading to members of the B squad being promoted to provide strength in numbers.
He is contracted until 2014, but apparently hopeful of securing a new deal next summer.
However the Sao Paulo graduate would consider a move to the Camp Nou, where his first team experience gained in the English Premier League would be of significant importance to the Catalan giants.