Rossi 'dreams' of Barca move

Striker awaits approach from Catalan giants

Rossi: Villarreal striker's agent says the Italian is dreaming of a move to Barcelona

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The agent of Giuseppe Rossi has revealed it is the striker's dream to play for Barcelona but no bids have yet been made for the Villarreal star.

The former Manchester United forward hit 32 goals last season, helping the Yellow Submarines to fourth place in La Liga and a spot in next season's Champions League.

The club are keen to keep hold of their best players ahead of the new campaign but could face a fight to keep Rossi after his agent, Federico Pastorello, revealed interest from a number of European clubs including Champions League winners Barcelona.

Pastorello also confirmed that while no offers have yet been made he is confident a deal could be done should Barca make an official approach.

"A week before the Champions League final we were told that Rossi was one of three players who they [Barcelona] were thinking about in order to strengthen the side. But things haven't got moving yet and there are no concrete facts at this moment in time," Pastorello told Premium Calcio.

"A lot of European sides are paying attention to Giuseppe and that includes some Italian ones.

"It would be important if there was some sort of signal from Barcelona at a club level to Villarreal. With an official approach I think the deal can be done.

"His dream is to certainly wear the Barcelona shirt, as that represents a winning model."