And Barca sporting Ramon Planes would be willing to pursue a deal for the Inter Milan defender ahead of Garcia - for now.
With Garcia off contract in June, Planes would be prepared to wait to take the young defender next June on a Bosman and focus on signing De Vrij immediately.
Barca are already in talks with Inter for Lautaro Martinez and could now open a new channel of negotiations for his defensive teammate De Vrij.
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