​Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Yannick Carrasco from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

​Spanish news publication Sport claimed that the reigning champions are monitoring the progress of the Belgium international, with sporting director Robert Fernandez present at the Vicente Calderon stadium to watch Carrasco fire Atletico to a 1-0 Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Atletico would do everything in their power to prevent Carrasco from leaving for one of their main rivals in Spain.

However, they would not be able to stand in the striker's way if Barcelona meet a rumoured £34.5m release clause fee in Carrasco's current contract.

It remains to be seen, though, if Carrasco would fancy a move to the Camp Nou, particularly with the competition for place in attack for the Catalan outfit.

World-class South American trio Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar are sure fire starters for Luis Enrique's side if all three are fit and available to play.


And, in the event that one or more of those forwards are not featured in Enrique's starting lineup, the likes of Arda Turan and Paco Alcacer remain other options up front for the Spanish giants.

Carrasco has become a major player at Atletico under head coach Diego Simeone ever since

the 23-year-old completed a July 2015 switch from Ligue 1 side Monaco for around £15m.

The left winger notched five goals and five assists for Los Colchoneros last season as Atletico finished runners-up in the Champions League, as well as coming third in La Liga. Carrasco has featured in all eight of Atletico's matches so far this term, with five of those coming as starts for Simeone's charges.

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