"I know that Barcelona has followed Giovinco for some time," Giovinco's agent Antonio D'Amico told Sportal.it
"That a club like Barcelona shows an interest in him gives us great pleasure.
"Giovinco is an important player, he is talented, technically gifted and it's normal that clubs are interested in him."
Giovinco has scored 10 goals in 28 league appearances for Parma this season.
"He is doing really well and he will play at
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is to undergo knee surgery to remove a cyst, the club says.