The La Liga giants have been long term admirers of the German international but it is unsure whether Arsenal would be prepared to let him go just a year after signing him from Real Madrid for a club-record £42.5million fee.
But reports from Spain suggest Barcelona are looking to take advantage of their suspended transfer ban this summer and will be in the market for the 25-year-old Gunners midfielder.
Spanish football expert Paul Breen-Turner told talkSPORT: “There are reports from Spain that Barcelona will make a move for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.
“He was close to joining them in 2011. Ozil is a very serious target for Barcelona and they will make their move.
“They’re talking about a figure of £30million, although I can’t quite believe Arsenal would even consider.”
If a deal can be done then it could open the door for Manchester United to follow up their interest in Cesc Fabregas, after failing in a move for the Spaniard last summer.
Ozil’s first season in England has delivered mixed fortunes, with a number of injuries hindering his chances of quickly settling in.
Although he has still managed four goals and eight assists in 23 Premier League outings.