Schalke 04 midfielder Amine Harit has allegedly emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona.
The 22-year-old has established himself as a key man at the German outfit, contributing four goals and two assists from eight Bundesliga outings this season.
The form of the Moroccan has naturally led to interest from elsewhere, however, and it leaves Schalke needing to battle to keep hold of the playmaker.
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona are considering whether to launch an approach for Harit in one of the next two transfer windows.
The report suggests that Lionel Messi has called on the Catalan giants to win the race for the player, aware that his stock may continue to rise in the coming months.
Harit has less than two years remaining on his contract at Schalke.