Barcelona board members reportedly produced an eight-man summer shopping list for then-president Sandro Rosell in October, which included Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Ilkay Gundogan.
Roselll has since resigned following revelations surrounding the true cost of bringing Neymar to the Camp Nou, but ESPN Brazil has today claimed that prior to his dismissal an intriguing list of potential transfer targets were identified by inflential figures in the club's hierachy.
Aguero and Gundogan are the headline names on that list, particularly when you consider that the Dortmund midfielder has been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester United and a host of top European clubs over the last 12 months.
Borussia Monchengladbach stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen's inclusion will be no surprise, with current first-choice stopper Victor Valdes heading out of the exit door.
Lazio forward Miroslav Klose and Sunderland centre-back Santiago Vergini are more shocking inclusions though, with age and relative inexperience in each case reasons why the La Liga giants would surely look elsewhere.
Whether Barca's budget can stretch to a summer spending spree after the Neymar debacle is another question entirely, but ESPN Brazil believe that Arda Turan, Filipe Luis, Matheus Doria and Neven Subotic all potential arrivals at the Camp Nou, with centre-back a particular area the La Liga giants will surely strengthen following Carles Puyol's retirement.