Barcelona have held talks with the representatives of Manchester United defender Gerard Pique.

AS says Barca sports director Txiki Begiristain is eager to sound out Pique about a return to the Nou Camp as talks stall over a deal for Racing Santander defender Ezequiel Garay.

Pique quit Barca for United in 2004, but has found it difficult this season to break up the first-choice defensive pairing of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.