Palermo star Javier Pastore has claimed his agent is in talks with Barcelona.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini said last week that Pastore, 22, would not be allowed to leave the club unless his €50 million valuation is met.
However, despite reports that Barca are readying an improved offer for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, Argentina midfielder Pastore has now claimed his agent is discussing a move to Camp Nou.
"I don't know anything about my future," he told Fox Sports in South America. "Marcelo Simonian [Pastore's agent] is in contact with Barcelona and other clubs, so he will certainly do what is best for me."
Adding that he is "happy at Palermo", he continued: "I love the city, as it's relaxed, by the sea and always has beautiful weather in winter or summer."
"We'll see what happens in future."
Palermo have claimed Chelsea and Real Madrid are also in the race to sign Pastore.