Barcelona are chasing Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul.

The Mirror says the Spanish giants were already on the lookout for a new No.1 with Victor Valdes on his way out of the Nou Camp this summer.

But back-up stopper Jose Pinto's decision to follow Valdes' lead by rejecting a new deal means Barca are now on the lookout for two top-class goalkeepers.

Juventus are eyeing Krul, and now Barca have joined them in looking at the Dutch keeper.

The Catalan club remain confident that their transfer ban - imposed because they had breached rules on the transfers of players aged under 18 - will at the very least be put on hold while an appeal is made.

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