Date:7th May 2015 at 10:04pm
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Kovacic - Inter v LazioInter and Barcelona sporting directors Piero Ausilio and Ariedo Braida met on Wednesday to talk about Nerazzurri midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

The Spanish giants are currently undergoing a transfer ban imposed by FIFA but have shown a strong interest in the Croatian midfielder.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Ausilio and Braida met to open up negotiations about a possible move. The Catalans have earmarked Kovacic as a potential replacement Xavi who will leave the team in the summer when his contract expires.

The Croatian who joined Inter in January 2013 for 11 million euros has been a mainstay in the Nerazzurri midfield this season scoring 8 goals in all competitions.