Barcelona could well hand Premier League trio Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham a useful transfer boost, with reports suggesting that the La Liga giants are contemplating loan moves for Isaac Cuenca, Cristian Tello and Sergi Roberto.
According to reports in Spanish newspaper Sport that were cited by talkSPORT, the trio could be set for temporary moves away from the Camp Nou in January due to a lack of suitable playing time under Gerardo Martino in La Liga.
Manchester United and Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham have both reportedly targeted Spanish U21 international Roberto, while both Cuenca and Tello have both been reported as targets for in-form Liverpool.
Quite whether those aforementioned sides would be content with only temporary switches for these starlets, however, is unclear.
Manchester United have obviously struggled for any sort of positive creative zest so far this season under David Moyes, yet the expectation from fans would appear to be that they pursue a number of the world's top targets in this regard.
Despite smashing their own transfer record on three separate occasions this summer with the acquisitions of Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Argentine international Erik Lamela, Tottenham have looked worryingly devoid of ideas in the final third this season and could be set to delve into the transfer market once more in the new year in order to rectify this rather alarming problem.
Liverpool, in stark contrast, have not been short on attacking quality of late with the partnership between Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge having positively prospered since the former returned from a 10-match ban earlier this season.
However, with Brazilian Philippe Coutinho having spent a spell on the sidelines with injury, they could perhaps do with another addition to ease the workload on the 21-year-old.
The season-long loan deal secured for Chelsea wideman Victor Moses would also seem to indicate that Rodgers has no problem with deals of a temporary nature.