Reports surfacing yesterday are suggesting that Barcelona are closely monitoring the situation of Arsenal defensive midfieilder, Alex Song.

Song is highly rated in England and is seen as the ideal replacment target if Bacrelona fail to land Bilbao's Javi Martinez.

Alex Song has expressed his concerns over captain Van Persie refusing to sign a new contract, and is keen to win trophies. Barcelona would be a dream move for him.

Arsenal would want £16 million for the midfielder, which pretty much matches Barcelona's valuation for him.