Barcelona are monitoring the performances of Leicester City hotshot Riyad Mahrez, according to Daily Mail.
It is no secret that the Catalans aim to sign a replacement for Pedro in January and they are currently looking at a number of high-profile footballers.
The latest reports suggest that Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has emerged as a surprise target for Barcelona following the brilliant start to the new Premier League campaign.
The Algeria international scored four goals in as many matches to help the Foxes climb to third in the league standings, and the club chiefs must be delighted to have persuaded the talented footballer to extend his deal last month.
This means that any club hoping to recruit Mahrez will have to pay top dollar for the 24-year-old, with Leicester City under no pressure to sell.
Barcelona scouts will continue to keep close tabs on the winger as they want to make sure he has the quality needed to play for the Camp Nou outfit.