Barcelona are ready to launch a bid for Valencia winger David Silva. Silva is a favourite of Barca coach Pep Guardiola who unsuccessfully tried to land the Spain international in August.

The Treble champs have been encouraged by Valencia president Manuel Llorente's admission last week that their €550 million debts mean star players could be sold.

Barca are ready to try again for Silva in January and could be given a clear run as scouts from Manchester United and Liverpool have concerns over the midfielder's pace.