Barcelona are chasing Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

It emerged this week in the Barcelona press that president Joan Laporta had a verbal commitment from two players for next season, with one said to be Balotelli.

With the Italy U21 international now represented by Mino Raiola, the prospect of moving to the European champions is gathering pace.

Raiola already has Maxwell and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, both former Balotelli teammates, at the Nou Camp.