Colombian media claim Napoli wing-back Juan Camilo Zuniga is very close to agreeing a move to Barcelona.
The 27-year-old has failed to agree a new contract with the Partenopei and his current deal expires in June 2014, so from January he’d be free to negotiate with other clubs.
It had until now been reported that his delays were down to interest from Juventus, but Colombian media paint a different picture.
“On Monday there should be a meeting with the directors to see if the player will renew his contract or not,” Radio Caracol journalist Carlos Aleman told SportItalia.
“If he doesn’t, then Barcelona are the most plausible option, especially if Dani Alves leaves. I don’t know if the Juventus links have gone, but Zuniga would prefer the Catalans.
“In Colombia both he and his family have repeatedly stated he’s dreaming of Barcelona.”
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