Barcelona are already fielding enquiries about Yerry Mina's availability for next season.
Don Balon says Espanyol, despite some bitterness between the two clubs, have asked Barca about taking the Colombia defender on-loan next season.
And Barca have welcomed the option, with the opportunity to follow Mina's progress at a neighbouring club suiting both management and the player. Indeed, Mina is aware of Espanyol's interest and has given his tentative approval.
Shifting out Mina next season would also open up an EU spot on the Barca squad for Arthur Melo to fill once his deal with Gremio is settled.