Various reports this afternoon suggest that Barcelona have been watching the progress of Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho this season.

The Spanish giants join a clutch of clubs who have been impressed with Carvalho’s emergence into the Fulham starting eleven, first after the Whites were relegated from the Premier League under Scott Parker and then this term when the nineteen year-old has scored three times in his first five league outings in the Championship.

Barcelona, Leeds, Norwich City and Porto have all been credited with an interest in Carvalho, who has a year to run on his current contract at Craven Cottage. Fulham remain confident that the teenager will soon commit his future to the club, following in the footsteps of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic – who signed a new five-year deal last week.