Manchester City are launching a bid for Sevilla winger Vitolo.
The Spain international has been linked with Barcelona - and welcomes their interest.
However, with confusion over the identity of Luis Enrique's successor, City are ready to step in and take advantage.
Don Balon says City chief Txiki Begiristain is already in contact and prepared to meet Vitolo's buyout.
City are ready to offer €40 million to trigger the option and ferry Vitolo away from Spain in the coming weeks.