Espanyol have revealed Barcelona's interest in young defender Jordi Amat.

Sporting director Ramon Planes confirmed Barca had contacted Espanyol over the possibility of taking the 20-year-old on loan for a season.

Planes told Sport: "Barcelona have asked about the availability of Jordi Amat on loan.

"I don't know if it would be the first time that a player has left here to go on loan to Barcelona but this ought to lift the confidence of Espanyol."