Barcelona are putting together a shortlist of names to replace Seydou Keita.
The Mali midfielder is expected to leave Barca after receiving a stunning offer from China's Dalian Aerbin. Keita is currently a free agent and expected to visit China some time this week.
In the meantime, Barca chiefs have hastily put together a three-man shortlist as they plan to buy a replacement for the African.
Athletic Bilbao utility Javi Martinez, Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano and the highly rated Etienne Capoue of Toulouse are the three names under consideration.