Barcelona are chasing Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole for the January market. The Mirror says coach Pep Guardiola's priority is a left-back and Chelsea's Cole fits the bill - if Barca can get him for around £12million.
Cole, 30, is Guardiola's first choice, but now he must convince Barca president Sandro Rosell to make a move.
The European champions are long-term admirers of Tottenham's Welsh winger Gareth Bale - but his sky-high price tag has left them believing Cole is a better option.
Now Barcelona are ready to test their resolve again in the summer.