Napoli defender Fabiano Santacroce on Barcelona radar

Napoli defender Fabiano Santacroce is a shock target for Barcelona. Barca sports chief Txiki Begiristain has posted scouts at several Napoli games this season to run the rule over the Italy U21 international. Argentine-born Santacroce, 22, is considered a potential cover for Barca captain Carles Puyol, though the Spanish giants will face competition from AC Milan should Napoli indicate a willingness to sell.

Napoli defender Fabiano Santacroce is a shock target for Barcelona.

Barca sports chief Txiki Begiristain has posted scouts at several Napoli games this season to run the rule over the Italy U21 international.

Argentine-born Santacroce, 22, is considered a potential cover for Barca captain Carles Puyol, though the Spanish giants will face competition from AC Milan should Napoli indicate a willingness to sell.

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