Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has not used Shkodran Mustafi regularly in the Premier League this season, partly due to injury.
A knee issue forced the defender to spend three months away from the pitch before making himself available for selection after October’s international break.
Although the German has made three starts in the Europa League for the Gunners, the 28-year-old has been restricted to only 44 minutes in the league, which came off the bench across two matches.
That hasn’t stopped the Arsenal player from entering Barcelona’s transfer list for January, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Ronald Koeman wants his side to bring in a new centre-back for the second half of the season, following Gerard Piqué’s injury setback in November.
Eric García remains the first-choice target, but if Manchester City don’t allow him to leave in the mid-season window, the La Liga giants will look to bring in a player ‘with more experience at the European competition level’.
This is where Mustafi fits in and his name is ‘on the list’ of targets for Barcelona in the winter market. That’s about the only information Mundo provides about the Arsenal centre-back.
It’s claimed a potential signing in January depends on ‘obtaining an income from an exit’, meaning the Catalan club will have to sell first to raise funds before making new additions.