BARCELONA are reportedly plotting a £4million transfer swoop for Brighton’s England youth goalkeeper Carl Rushworth.
The 18-year-old has been playing his football on loan at non-League Worthing in the Isthmian Premier Division this season.
And according to The Mirror, Nou Camp scouts have travelled to watch the teen shot stopper in action.
It is claimed the LaLiga champions are considering a shock £4m bid for the Brighton owned keeper.
Rushworth joined Premier League Albion from his local non-League club Halifax last January before making appearances for the Seagulls’ Under-18s and U23s.
He went on to be called up for England U19s’ Euro qualifiers against Macedonia, Luxembourg and Bosnia and Herzegovina last November.
German Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 27, is No1 at the Nou Camp with Ignacio Pena, 20, and Neto, 30, providing back-up.
But Ter Stegen could find himself in hot water after he reportedly clashed with club legend Lionel Messi in a training ground bust-up.
Messi’s future at the Nou Camp has been plunged into doubt following his public frustrations at the state of the Spanish champions and criticism of director of football Eric Abidal.
El Pais claimed Messi was then involved in a training ground bust-up with Ter Stegen.
It was alleged the pair generally have a good relationship but that the current discontent in Catalonia appears to have spilled over as they clashed in training.