Laudrup has already attracted interest from Chelsea and DiarioSport says the Dane is also on the agenda of Barca as they consider replacements for coach Frank Rijkaard.

Barca president Joan Laporta remains supportive of Rijkaard carrying on next season, however, there is some dissent in the boardroom that alternatives must be considered.

Along with Laudrup, another name under consideration is Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc.