The Catalans are keeping a close eye on Agger.
With a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva looking unlikely Barcelona have instead turned their attention towards Liverpool centre-back Daniel Agger, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Barca have made it known that Silva is their first choice for strengthening their defence this summer, however after spending £37m on the Brazilian just 12 months ago PSG are not so keen on the deal.
AS Roma’s Marquinhos is another who has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp, although the Catalans are unsure about his lack of experience.
Therefore the La Liga champions have turned their attention towards Agger, who has spent eight years with the Reds following a £7.7m switch from Swedish side Brondby in 2005.
Since then the Dane has played 209 matches in all competitions for the Merseyside club and is currently the third highest paid player at Anfield behind captain Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez.
Agger is contracted with Liverpool until 2016 though so Barca would need to make an offer that is too good to refuse to Brendan Rodgers, in order to tempt the manager into selling.
It’s thought that the defender’s height would give an extra dimension to the Spanish giants’ back four as generally their ‘tika-taka’ approach favours the shorter, more technical player – making the Catalonia side vulnerable to physical teams who play a high tempo game, as shown by the 7-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich in last year’s Champions League semi-final.
Barca are also keeping tabs on Chelsea centre-back David Luiz, although Agger would probably be the cheaper option.