Barcelona held talks on a transfer for Erling Haaland on Thursday, the first step to explore the viability of a deal. Barcelona met with Haaland's father, Alf-Inge Haaland, and agent Mino Raiola for approximately two-and-a-half hours.

Haaland held similar rounds of talks with interested clubs, including Manchester United, before he left FC Salzburg to join Dortmund in January 2020.

Haaland, 20, has scored 49 goals in 49 games for Borussia Dortmund since signing.

ESPN has reported Dortmund would accept a €180 million offer for Haaland this summer.

Barca considered a move for Haaland in 2020, before a bid was ruled out by then-sporting director Eric Abidal.