FC Barcelona got in touch with Emerson in case Nélson Semedo left for Paris Saint-Germain in the last summer transfer window, according to a report by Mundo Deportivo.

Semedo was said to be off the table in the Neymar deal according to earlier reports, but this rumor suggests it may not have been entirely the case. Barça were perhaps not keen to part with Semedo, but it seems they wanted to have Emerson ready just in case.

Emerson plays for Real Betis but is considered a loanee from Barcelona.