Barcelona are keen on signing Chelsea star Mason Mount, according to the latest reports.
The 23-year-old Englishman has a contract running until June 2024 but Xavi is interested in bringing him to Spain.
As per Foot Mercato, the Catalans are in the transfer market for a free-scoring playmaker and Mount is high on the watchlist.
There is allegedly a belief within the Blaugrana camp that the Blues’ change of ownership and the lack of certainty surrounding the club has offered the La Liga side an opening to tempt Mason to seal a move abroad.
This comes as Barcelona have previously been linked with Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic in the past.
It is unclear as to whether the talent would be interested in moving from his boyhood club after breaking into the senior team under Frank Lampard and becoming an important part of the German boss Thomas Tuchel’s plans since.
John Terry has recently named him as his preferred replacement as club captain if Cesar is to depart for Xavi’s side.
“He has been superb and as you said, there are many ways to skin a cat,” Stamford Bridge hero told Stadium Astro.
“He does it differently. His performances first and foremost have to speak for themselves, and they certainly do that.
“When your captain it’s important that you are a consistent performer, week in and week out. You give a solid seven or eight out of 10 every week. He does that for the group.”