The Manchester City forward, who joined the club last year for a British record £32.5million from Real Madrid, insists he is not trying to engineer a move away from Eastlands.
However, the Brazilian has declared his pleasure on more than one occasion at the constant link with Barca, saying that a move to Pep Guardiola's side would give him a better chance of achieving his long-held goal of being the best player on the planet.
"I'm very happy about the interest that Barcelona have in me, playing in the Nou Camp it is much easier to be the best player in the world than at City," he told Radio Bandeirantes.
The 25-year-old is currently sidelined through injury and has missed much of City's excellent start to the Premier League season, but denied he is unhappy in Manchester and that he has had a bust-up with manager Mark Hughes.
"I'm not forcing a hypothetical exit from England and neither do I have problems with my coach," he added.