Agger nearly went to the Nou Camp last summer.
Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger is once again a Barcelona target despite manager Tito Vilanova rejecting a move for the Dane in 2012, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Agger was on the verge of signing at the Nou Camp 12 months ago before new boss Vilanova refused to complete the deal.
Yet a year on Barca could be forced to go back on their previous decision and meet the €19m fee demanded by the Reds for the defender, if they fail to sign No.1 target Thiago Silva from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian is the Catalans’ first choice but having only signed at the Ligue 1 champions last summer for £37m, a deal could be difficult to come by.
As such, Agger is a much more viable option and the Denmark international’s manager Brendan Rodgers would be open to the move with the 28-year-old being the third highest paid player at the club.
Only captain Steven Gerrard and top-scorer Luis Suarez earn more money on Merseyside and Rodgers could use the transfer of Agger to sanction subsequent moves.
Although it’s unclear whether the La Liga winners would match the Dane’s current pay, it would still not be impossible as Javier Mascherano took a pay cut in 2010 to make the same move to Spain from Liverpool.
Agger is contracted at Anfield until 2016 so Rodgers will not be accepting a cut-price fee for the defender.
However, Barca and Vilanova may be made to kick themselves as interest from Manchester City means they may miss out on the centre-back.
It would be a cruel irony for the manager if the defender he deemed not good enough for the four-time European champions just 12 months ago were now to snub them for City.