El Mundo Deportivo says Barca have Wenger and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as their top two choices should they decide to dismiss Frank Rijkaard at the end of this season.

Working in Wenger's favour is that Johan Cruyff is supportive of the Frenchman - which is in stark contrast to his attitude towards Mourinho.

Thierry Henry would welcome Wenger to the Nou Camp, while his arrival would also make it easier for Barca to bring Cesc Fabregas back to the Nou Camp.

Barca vice-president Ferran Soriano has a good relationship with Wenger, but the club's board know it will take something special to convince the Frenchman to leave his job at the Gunners.