Reebok Stadium man could be on his way to the Nou Camp.
Barcelona are weighing up a £5million bid for Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill to help sure up their backline.
The 25-year-old is available on a free next summer and has been widely tipped with a move away from the Reebok Stadium in January as the Trotters will not let him leave for nothing.
The England international has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Arsenal in the previous transfer window but no club matched his £17million release clause.
It was the reported interest from the Gunners that alerted Barcelona to Cahill’s ability, and manager Pep Guardiola has been keeping tabs on him since.
With doubts over Carlos Puyol’s long-term future and worries about Javier Mascherano’s ability to play at centre-half, the Catalans are keen on signing a new defender.
Cahill is available at a bargain price and will not be cup-tied for the Champions League which are both attractive for the Spanish and European champions.
Guardiola is also believed to have consulted new signing Cesc Fabregas about the Bolton’s centre-back with the ex-Arsenal captain singing Cahill’s praises.