Barca track Bilbao star
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marca claims that Barca are waiting on the outcome of the defender's current contract talks with Athletic, and will move should he fail to agree a new deal.
The Catalans have begun to draw up their plans next season's squad, and have made it a priority to strengthen the left back position.
On-loan Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Fernando Navarro are currently the club's only options in the role, and with the Dutchman by no means certain to make his move permanent a long-term replacement is wanted.
Barca are rumoured to have monitored del Horno's progress for almost two years, and have been impressed by his consistent displays.
The 23-year-old will be out of contract at the San Mames in the summer, and Barca will follow his situation with interest.