Spanish giants Barcelona appear to be stepping up their efforts to sign Miralem Pjanic and Matteo Darmian, according to Tuttosport.
The Catalans see the Bosnian as a perfect long-term successor to Xavi Hernandez and aim to recruit him at the earliest opportunity.
Meanwhile, they want Darmian as a replacement for Dani Alves, with the Brazilian almost certain to leave at the end of the season.
Tuttosport has revealed that Barcelona chief Ariedo Braida made a check on club’s targets last weekend as Torino and Roma shared spoils at Stadio Olimpico.
The Catalans are not allowed to register new players before January 2016, meaning they need to work extra hard in an attempt to persuade the duo to remain with their respective clubs before said date.
Barcelona will be facing Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals and they are available at 17/20 to win the first leg at Parc des Princes.