Levante striker Roger Marti has emerged as the frontrunner for Barcelona in their pursuit of a new forward, report El Mundo Deportivo.
With 10 goals in 22 La Liga games this campaign, not Spaniard has scored more frequently in the division and he is only surpassed by Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez.
The Blaugrana will find out if they are allowed by La Liga to sign a contracted player from another Spanish club this month following a long-term injury for Ousmane Dembele, who will not feature again this campaign.
That followed on from a similar season-ending injury to main striker Luis Suarez, while Abel Ruiz and Carles Perez were both sold by the Catalan giants last month.
Getafe striker Angel Rodriguez, Loren Moron of Real Betis and Alaves frontman Lucas Perez, with the option of Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose now discarded, were said to be the option for the Blaugrana according to El Mundo Deportivo.