Manchester City striker Ferran Torres was keen to move in January to Barcelona, the athlete Understood.
Torres, 21, joined City from Valencia in August last year and has made 43 appearances for the league champions so far.
Sources close to the player confirmed that he is far from desperate to leave City, but he is keen to secure a key role at the beginning and was tempted by the idea of leading the offensive line at the Nou Camp.
Barcelona are working hard to offload players, such as Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, in order to raise funds for the move, but their precarious financial situation means a move is far from certain.
It is understood that Torres did not have a direct conversation with City boss Pep Guardiola regarding his intentions, but the club is aware of the intentions.
Matteo Alemani, Barcelona’s director of football and chief executive Ferran Riverter, was at City’s training ground on Friday, for business meetings.