Sportitalia have made an announcement: Barcelona have already made contact with Ronald Koeman to hear his thoughts on potentially managing the club.
According to the report, the Blaugrana are covering themselves in the case that Luis Enrique decides not to renew when his contract expires in the summer.
Koeman took over at Everton this season, replacing the sacked Roberto Martinez, and currently has the side seventh in the Premier League.
The Dutchman has never hidden his desire to coach Barcelona and in the case that Luis Enrique leaves, the door could be open for one of the Catalan club’s famous sons to return.
It was Koeman that scored the goal, of course, that gave Barça their first ever European Cup.
Luis Enrique’s current terms come to an end in June and he’s still not positioned himself on his future. He’s refused to answer questions about his renewal and has not closed the door on leaving in the summer.
“Well, the truth is that I don’t know,” he said in a recent interview over Christmas with the club’s television channel.
“I don’t doubt I’m at he best club, with the best players, at home, with my family, winning and enjoying things, but there’s also a part of this profession which is tough, which costs me a lot, which is a negative.”