Olympique Lyon defender Dejan Lovren is being talked up inside Barcelona as a potential summer signing.

While Liverpool stopper Dan Agger is being linked with the Nou Camp this week, El Mundo Deportivo says he's one of several names on Barca's shortlist.

Lovren is favoured by technical chief Albert Valentin, who admires his versatility and passing ability.

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic and Stuttgart's Serdar Tasci also are under consideration.