According to Sport, the reigning La Liga champions have identified the Blind as a transfer target and believe his versatility would be a vital asset.
Barca are in the market for a central defender, but reportedly like that he can play in the centre of defence or midfield. Plus at an estimated £18 million, is relatively cheap compared to other central defenders on the market.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona had also interested in Juan Mata to help turn their three-pronged attack of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar into a four-man attacking force.
Blind to Barcelona makes sense to me, but they have lots of players like Mata and I don’t see him playing regular at the Camp Nou. Maybe another club in La Liga would be a better fit for the former Chelsea player.
Mourinho has reportedly bene given a transfer budget of over £200 million, but I am sure that is a net amount, meaning that any funds he raises from selling the likes of Blind, Mata, Fellaini, etc can be reinvested in new players.