Abdennour wants Barca move

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp following an excellent campaign for Les Rouges-et-Blanc and has now confirmed his interest in joining the Catalans.

The Tunisia international did, however, insist that he will only consider leaving Monaco if an offer from a Champions League club came in and believes it is the right time in his career to take on a new challenge.

"I’m ready to play for Barca. I’m a very competitive footballer and I think I have what it takes to succeed," Abdennour is quoted as saying by Goal.

"I’ll only leave Monaco to play in the Champions League. My president [Dmitry Rybolovlev] told me that he’d only let me leave if I went to a big club. If the team that wants me isn’t a big club, I’m not moving from here."