Southampton defender Anders Svensson is being linked with a dream move to Barcelona according to the Catalan media.

With Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard facing some long-term injuries to his squad he may be looking to strengthen in the New Year. Svensson, a teammate of Barca striker Henrik Larsson in the Swedish national team, would be eligible to play in the Champions League should the Catalan giants swoop.

“It makes me proud to be on Barcelona’s list, said Svensson.

“I have a year left on my contract with Southampton but I hope that the clubs might sit down and negotiate.”