HITC Sport understands from sources in Spain that Barcelona youngster Edgar Ié is a target for several Premier League and Championship clubs in this summer's transfer window
Scouts from several English clubs have been monitoring Ié s progress throughout the season, with the defender starring in Barcelona's B team in the Segunda Division.
The 20-year-old is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at the Nou Camp after Barcelona signed him as a teenager from Sporting Lisbon in 2012.
The classy central defender has been promoted to the Barcelona first-team this season, making his debut in the Copa del Rey win over Huesca in December and being named on the bench for the win over Elche in the next round of that competition.
The Portugual under-21 international is thought to be considering his long-term future at Barcelona as he acknowledges that he is well down the pecking order in the plans of Luis Enrique's star-studded first-team.
Ié, who has one year left to run on his contract at Barcelona, is sure to have no shortage of offers to consider should he decide to leave the Nou Camp this summer.