Sunday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo has a look at the upcoming transfer business at Barcelona, and whilst he may not physically be at the club right now, that includes Clement Lenglet.

On loan at Aston Villa for the season, with Barca having hoped that would turn into a permanent transfer, Lenglet hasn’t been getting the prominence that will have been expected.

The 28-year-old has played nine matches across all competitions for Aston Villa so far this season, and started Saturday evening’s FA Cup victory against Middlesbrough.

Barcelona are desperate to find a long term solution and rid themselves of his contract which lasts until June 2026. He’s one of the highest earners at the club because he agreed to defer a chunk of his wages during the peak of the pandemic, and the money is set to be paid across the rest of his deal.

Mundo Deportivo report Lenglet has become an option for AC Milan, but is only a ‘Plan B’ for the Serie A club in January. It’s stated that a ‘change of scenery’, so an exit from Aston Villa, could work out well for all involved.

Essentially, Barcelona are desperate for Lenglet to be playing regularly so he can convince someone to buy him in the summer.

Of course, that isn’t Aston Villa’s problem.