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Barcelona interested in Asmir Begović

asmirStoke goalkeeper Begović  is on the list of names Barca are considering to ­replace Victor Valdes and has been watched by Nou Camp scouts, reports Mirror.

Manchester United, ­Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have all been ­trailing Begović, who will leave the Potteries at the end of the season.

But David de Gea’s good form means United, like ­Chelsea and City, would not be able to offer 25-year-old ­Begović guaranteed first-team football.

Arsenal believe they are well placed to convince ­Begović to move to the ­Emirates as No.1, although Stoke’s £15million asking price could prove to be a ­stumbling block.

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Barcelona have scouted both De Gea and ­Liverpool’s Pepe Reina, but have also been alerted to the fact Begovic has been the ­Premier League’s best ­goalkeeper this term.

Begović has made 20 ­international appearances for BiH.

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