Exciting young Barcelona forward Adama Traore is certainly not lacking for admirers in the Premier League and La Liga, but now Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola have made enquiries, according to RAC1.
The Catalan language radio station claims Guardiola has already spoken with the 19-year-old starlet, amidst suggestions he has no intentions of playing in the Spanish third-tier. Barça B were relegated from the Segunda last season, at the end of a hugely disappointing 2014-15 campaign for the team.
Traore has a €15 million release clause valuation in his Barcelona contract, which would be considered a bargain by Bayern Munich, for such a talented prospect. Likewise, the player isn't regarded as part of Luis Enrique's plans for the 2015-16 season. This apparently the case given the youngster wasn't included in the trip to the USA with the first-team squad.
If Guardiola is indeed setting the wheels in motion for a move, a host of clubs throughout Europe will be left feeling disappointed, given the wealth of interest shown in Traore.
In La Liga, at least ten clubs have contacted Barcelona enquiring about the possibility of loaning Traore, including Granada according to local newspaper Ideal, who acknowledged they now have little chance of landing the player.
Meanwhile in England, a wealth of teams have been strongly linked with potential moves for the supremely talented winger. The Sentinel indicated that Stoke City remain in the hunt, given their positive relationship and past dealings with Barcelona.
Likewise, along with mentioning Stoke City, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo provided a lengthy list of Premier League suitors, which includes Manchester United, Manchester City, Southampton and Everton. Additionally, they also highlighted that former Barcelona star Frank de Boer is very keen, with the current Ajax boss said to have also made enquiries.
Given such interest, Traore clearly has some serious thinking to do. Barcelona have insisted that the players who slipped to the third-tier with the B team, must stay and help the team battle back to the Segunda this coming season.
However, given the number of young players who feel they're ready for first-team opportunities, the club is facing the real dilemma that a number of their leading starlets could seek moves elsewhere.