After seeing local rivals Real Madrid sign the biggest names in world football, FC Barcelona are busy making some of their own signings as well.
However Barcelona is not looking at the biggest names in world football and at the moment, Osasuna fullback Nacho Monreal has become a surprise target for European champs Barcelona.
Local newspapers have reported that Barcelona were frustrated in their attempts to sign Deportivo La Coruna wing-back Luis Filipe, and the club is now seeking talks with Osasuna about a deal for Spain U21 international Monreal.
It is also believed that Barcelona also maintain interest in Corinthians fullback Andre Santos, but do not want to become involved in an auction with Italian clubs Roma and Juventus.
Monreal was born on February 26, 1986 and he is now 23 years of age. He is 1.78 m or 5 ft 10 inches in height and he plays as a left back for Osasuna.