Barcelona have sent scouts to England and are plotting a January move for Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Star.
However the Catalan giants expect any deal for the England ace to go through next summer as they want him to join former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas at the Nou Camp.
Wilshere has been in fine form of late for Arsene Wenger's side and scored one of the team goals of the season for the north London club this past weekend.
And the Spanish outfit have identified him as the ideal replacement for Xavi and Andres Iniesta, who are now coming to the twilight years of their careers.
The 21-year-old will be made Tata Martino's priority signing as he looks to bring European dominance back to Barcelona.
Arsenal will be determined to keep their star and will fight hard to keep him at the Emirates stadium.
But will Wilshere go down the same path as Fabregas? Can the Gunners afford to let their star depart?