While reluctant to lose their star striker midseason, Los Che management haven't shut the door on Barca, says Mundo Deportivo.
Instead of referring the Catalans to Rodrigo's €120m buyout clause, Valencia are willing to open talks over a sale from a starting point of €60m.
Barca are encouraged, though are reluctant to spend such money at this stage in the season. Instead, they're seeking a loan arrangement with a permanent option in June.
For his part, Rodrigo is excited by Barca's interest after seeing a summer move to Atletico Madrid fall through in August.
Barca are desperate to find cover for crocked striker Luis Suarez, who is out for four months after knee surgery.