Barcelona are aiming to capitalise on the impending transfer embargo at Real Madrid by making an audacious player exchange move for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
When Los Blancos sold the German playmaker to the Gunners in 2013, they inserted an ‘anti-panic’ clause that allowed them first refusal within 48 hours should he be sold back to Spain.
However, FIFA restrictions will see the La Liga juggernauts unable to sign players from next summer, meaning there could be a number of issues in any potential deal.
In light of his mesmeric form this season, the World Cup winning midfielder has been linked with a shock move to the Camp Nou.
Now, the report claims the Blaugrana could make the most of the uncertainty in the Spanish capital and launch a blockbuster deal to lure him back to La Liga.
They suggest Ozil is keen to return to the league and relishes the prospect of playing with the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
As a result, the Champions League winners could offer the likes of Arda Turan, Sandro and young forward Munir in part exchange.