Saturday January 19 2013
Barcelona eye Roma's Marquinhos

There are reports that Barcelona are prepared to offer €8m for Roma’s 18-year-old defender Marquinhos.

The Brazilian arrived this summer from Corinthians and has been a revelation this term, making 15 appearances for the Giallorossi.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Barcelona representatives were at the Stadio Franchi to watch Marquinhos in their Coppa Italia quarter-final win over Fiorentina on Wednesday.

It is believed Barça would be prepared to pay around €8m for the centre-back.