Barcelona are desperate to sign a quality centre back this summer and will turn to Mangala after failing to sign either David Luiz or Daniel Agger.

Eliaquim Mangala is latest centre back to be linked with a move to Barcelona as the La Liga giants desperately try and sign a defender before the end of the transfer window the Daily Express reports.

Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has made signing a central defender his top priority as he looks to strengthen the Catalan clubs defence which was exposed several times last season.

The Argentine coach had hoped to sign a defender from the Premier League with David Luiz Daniel Agger and Jan Vertonghen all on his wish list.

However all three defenders are unavailable for a transfer meaning Martino has had to look elsewhere.