Óscar Mingueza has had a breakthrough season under Ronald Koeman at Barcelona as the centre-back has made 29 appearances in all competitions, which includes 23 starts.

The 21-year-old’s displays have not gone unnoticed and have caught Brighton & Hove Albion’s attention.

Reports coming out of Spain in March explained the Seagulls, Real Betis and Sampdoria have expressed their interest in the defender.

Mingueza’s contract expires in the summer, but the La Liga side have a unilateral option to extend his contract for two more years.

A week ago, the Spaniard admitted he hasn’t held talks with the Blaugrana about his future.

Mundo Deportivo claim ‘Ilaix Moriba and Mingueza’ are ‘urgent cases’ for Barcelona, when it comes to renewing contracts of academy players promoted to the first team.

Graham Potter’s side get a mention as it’s claimed the interest of the Premier League club, along with Real Betis and Sampdoria, ‘has transcended’.

Despite interest shown by the three clubs, Barca have on their agenda to extend Mingueza’s contract. The option to unilaterally extend the player’s contract by two more years expires on May 31st.