Barcelona have identified Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi as a target, according to a ‘confidential’ report from today’s edition of Catalan newspaper Sport.

The midfielder has managed three goals and an assist from 10 games this season, and has a deal lasting until June.

It’s claimed the La Liga side will ‘pay close attention’ to players with deals expiring in 2024 and the list includes the Leicester man.

Xavi Hernández’s side have ‘taken an interest’ in the 26-year-old’s situation at the King Power and will continue to monitor him throughout the season.

Barcelona know the player well and their interest isn’t new as they looked at him a few years ago, when it was ‘impossible’ to carry out the deal because of the asking price.

The situation will be different next summer if the Nigeria international doesn’t sign a new deal at Leicester. At the same time, Barca could face competition from others to take him on a free transfer.

In the last window, Ndidi attracted interest from several clubs after the Foxes were relegated from the Premier League.

Sport state Bayern Munich negotiated for him while both Atlético Madrid and Juventus approached his entourage.

Barcelona, for now, ‘don’t lose sight’ of Ndidi and will continue to follow his situation at Leicester City.