Barcelona president Joan Laporta is desperate to deliver a big-name signing to disgruntled fans before the start of the season.

AS says Laporta has been rocked by the vote of no confidence he received earlier this month and is convinced he can only win back fans' support by making a stellar signing.

The Barca president has instructed his No2, Rafa Yuste, to push the boat out and find him a big-name in the class of Didier Drogba (Chelsea), Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham) or Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal).

However, Yuste's hands are tied until Barca free up funds by finding a buyer for Samuel Eto'o.