Luis Enrique’s side could be in line to beat Juventus to the signature of the Belgium international, whose contract with Zenit expires in June

Barcelona are interested in signing Axel Witsel on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Zenit midfielder is likely to leave Zenit St Petersburg, with Serie A side Juventus already heavily linked with a move for his signature.

Witsel’s contract expires in June when he would be eligible to leave for nothing, but Zenit may wish to cash in on the Belgium international during the January transfer window.


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