Barcelona are eyeing Rubin Kazan fullback Cristian Ansaldi.

Sport says Barca have turned to the Argentina international as coach Pep Guardiola demands cover be signed for No1 right-back Daniel Alves.

Ansaldi came close to signing with Manchester City in January and is ready to leave the Russian champions this summer.

Barca have already made tentative enquiries about Ansaldi's availability and are now actively discussing making a bid for the defender.