Barcelona chiefs discuss signing Zambrotta replacement

El Mundo Deportivo says with Zambrotta preparing to leave for AC Milan at the end of the season, Barca directors are making plans to find a quality replacement.

Top of their shopping list is Brazilian Daniel Alves, though Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido's difficult bargaining tactics could prove a stumbling block. Bayern Munich pair Willy Sagnol and Philipp Lahm are also interesting the Spanish giants.

Mallorca winger Jonas Gutierrez has emerged as a surprise option. Barca's football staff have discussed the prospect of signing the Argentine and converting him into a more defensively-minded player.

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