Barcelona are in the market this summer (Pic: GETTY)
Barcelona have secured a hefty sum of money from two US investment funds, according to Marca.
It assures their financial future for the next five years and there are rumours that they are prepared to go in big this summer.
Barca have made some big transfers over the past couple of seasons.
Frenkie de Jong is the latest having been signed from Ajax, but Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele also have joined for extortionate fees.
But the Catalan club are always in the market for world-class talent – so who could they sign in the summer? Starsport takes a look at three potential options.
Mauro Icardi is the obvious choice for Barcelona, who ticks all the boxes for a world-class striker.
The Argentinean has had his captaincy stripped at Inter Milan and he has refused to play in tonight’s Europa League clash vs Rapid Vienna.
It comes amid an ongoing contract feud with the San Siro outfit and it is not the first time he has had problems at the club.
The 25-year-old came through the Barcelona youth ranks at their famous La Masia academy.
Mauro Icardi is having contract problems at Inter Milan (Pic: GETTY)
Barca fans have a strong affiliation with any player that is their own after the successes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
Luis Suarez is also reaching the last chapter of his career, and Barcahavealways been a club looking at the next best thing.
A return to the Nou Camp seems the most viable option for everyone involved, though a fee may command a nine-figure sum.
With the news that Barcelona will not renew the contract of Ivan Rakitic, they could be looking at a new midfielder in the summer.
The Croatian joined from Sevilla in 2014 and has gone on to win three La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League.
A move to Serie A beckons but if Barcawanta replacement they should look no further than Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has been in inspired form since Jose Mourinho was dismissed at Manchester United.
Paul Pogba has been on Barcelona’s wanted list before (Pic: GETTY)
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he has scored eight goals while assisting a further five.
His presence in midfield would dominate La Liga while his ability on the ball alongside Messi would be mouthwatering.
Pogba’s future has been muddled this season and Barca did make a move for the World Cup winner in the summer, only to be rebuffed.
In the light of recent events, a transfer looks even more unlikely – but that would not stop Barcelona knocking.
Eden Hazard has been heavily touted to leave Chelsea this season as they look to flop again.
They sit sixth in the Premier League and another year out of the Champions League will naturally force their top stars to look elsewhere.
Real Madridaremost interested in the little Belgian, and the feeling is more than mutual with Hazard issuing several come-and-get-me pleas.
But Barcelona should not sit by and idly allow suchatalentjoin their biggest rivals – especially when they can offer him more.
Eden Hazard is keen on a move to Real Madrid – could Barcelona steal in? (Pic: GETTY)
A chance to take a transfer swipe at Real would not be easily passed up by Barca chief Josep Maria Bartomeu.
And it would solve a huge problem at the club that has not been solved since Neymar upped and left for Paris St-Germain in 2017.
Philippe Coutinho has been asked to play out left and he has not looked comfortable there.
With the Brazilian unsettled, could a move back to the Premier League, where he looked so good for Liverpool, beckon?