Barca eye Silvinho raid

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BARCELONA are believed to be preparing a swoop for Celta Vigo full back Silvinho.

The Brazilian defender is under contract with Celta until 2006, but the Galician club would be obliged to listen to offers for any of their players given their difficult financial situation.

The former Arsenal star, who joined Celta in the summer of 2001, made 25 league appearances for Miguel Lotina's men last term as the club clinched a Champions League place.

However, Celta also have Spanish international Juanfran to fill their left back position and could thus choose to cash in on Silvinho with such adequate cover already on their books.