Current Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has already announced he is leaving at the end of the season.
The Catalan giants are yet to name a replacement amid talk they could go for Sevilla's Jorge Sampaoli or Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino.
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However, Spanish outlet Don Balon claims Conte is now Barcelona's preferred choice.
Clubs chiefs have been impressed by the way he has steered the Blues back to the summit of English football.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu has reportedly suggested to other high-profile figures that Conte would be Enrique's ideal successor.
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Former Barcelona duo Pedro and Cesc Fabregas have both praised the Italian to members of the La Liga giants' squad.
Conte is closing in on his first Premier League title and Chelsea can take a giant step towards that with victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow (4pm).
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