Barcelona are ready to pull off a big coup, by triggering Marco Asensio’s release clause.
According to Diario Gol, Barca are considering a swoop for Asensio, who plays for their arch-rivals, Real Madrid and are prepared to meet his £72million buy-out clause.
The Catalans continue to explore several options, as they prepare to put the money generated by Neymar’s record-breaking sale to Paris Saint-Germain to good use.
Their chase of Liverpool playmaker, Philippe Coutinho, is dragging on with the Reds refusing to do business at any price.
Barcelona have already seen two bids rejected and there are speculations that they may include midfielder Ivan Rakitic is a third offer for Coutinho.