Barcelona are preparing a bid for another attacker.
The Blaugranas have had a tough start to the new campaign and are looking at possible solutions for their squad.
The problem at Barcelona runs deep with the board under ex-president Bartomeu running the club to the ground financially and strategically. They were left unaided in the summer window and are now paying the price more than ever.
An already thin squad has been stretched with their teenage sensation Ansu Fati now ruled out for four months with a knee injury.
It is under such dire circumstances that the club are looking to make some changes with Ronald Koeman, the head coach wanting his own profile of players at the club.
One of his hot targets is Memphis Depay of Netherlands. The former Manchester United forward is currently playing for Lyon in France and is reportedly keen to move to Spain to play for the Catalans.
Depay would be deployed on the left side of a front three with Messi leading the line and misfiring Antoine Griezmann on the right.
It would see the club manage the expectations somewhat at least but January is still a fair way away.