La Liga champions Barcelona are looking at Bundesliga starlets Julian Weigl and Joshua Kimmich, among other players, according to El Mundo Deportivo.
With Sergi Roberto and Javier Mascherano now being almost entirely used in defence, head coach Luis Enrique is keen on signing back-up for Sergio Busquets.
Sevilla star Steven N’Zonzi remains his number one target, but seeing as how los Rojiblancos are unlikely to sell, the Catalans will be forced to look elsewhere.
El Mundo Deportivo has learned that Barcelona are also looking at Julian Weigl and Joshua Kimmich, two talented midfielders who have largely impressed playing for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.
However, they, too, could prove difficult to acquire due to the importance for their current employers, and that is why there are few more players on the list.
Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer and Boca Juniors starlet Sebastian Perez are also in the mix as Barcelona continue to search for new holding midfielder.