According to Le10 Sport, the Catalan giants are pushing ahead with a move for the all action midfielder, despite their lack of funding.
The 23-year-old had an excellent season with Lille and impressed with Portugal at Euro 2020 as well.
Spurs are another team that would be happy to secure Sanches, as they are seeking more drive and intensity in the middle of the park.
Sanches, who failed with his last big move to Bayern Munich, may believe he is in a better position to show his qualities at a top club.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with the Portugal star as they look to replace Gini Wijnaldum.