Barcelona have made contact with the camp of Villarreal striker Nilmar.

Nilmar is eager to quit Villarreal this summer following their relegation and is on the radar of Barca, which are searching for a bargain basement striker signing.

El Mundo Deportivo says Nilmar is being discussed inside the Barca boardroom, though any serious move will depend on Villarreal keeping their price affordable.

The 28 year-old saw a €5 million offer from Internacional rejected by Villarreal last week.