Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is Barcelona's first choice to replace Juventus-bound Dani Alves and the club have already made contact with the right-back, according to Express Sport.
The 21-year-old was one of the most impressive players in the Premier League last season with his pace and quality.
And although at the start of the week the youngster has rubbished the rumours, the Spanish giants are determined to make him one of their most important transfers of the summer.
"I say this every year, for me my home is in England," Bellerin told Mundo Deportivo earlier this week.
"Many years I've lived in England, I have my family there, I'm living with my girlfriend.
"I am very happy there, so I don't see myself anywhere else other than Arsenal."