Barcelona have reportedly placed emphasis on signing in Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad.
Fichajes reports that the Blaugrana are considering a move for the 24-year-old midfielder in the summer, but will face competition from Arsenal.
Barcelona have been keen on Zubimendi for a while. However, they did not make a move last summer as they focused on other areas of the squad.
Barca now want him as a priority this summer, with manager Xavi envisioning him as a central figure in the squad.
The Gunners were credited with an interest in January, but the Spain international decided to stay with Sociedad for the rest of the season.
The report adds, Barcelona will try to reach an agreement with Sociedad, but the club likely to demand the full release clause for the midfielder.