The delicate financial situation at Valencia hasn't gone unnoticed by their LaLiga rivals. They sold Ferran Torres to Manchester City but essentially gave Coquelin and Parejo away to Villarreal in an €8m double deal. Now, reports in Valencia claim Barça will test Los Che by making an offer for Jose Luis Gaya.
Gaya's buyout clause stands at €50m but, with cash needed to help balance the books, Valencia might be open to a lower fee.
Barça's interest in Gaya isn't new but there hasn't been any movement on a potential transfer in some time. The other issue is they already have two senior left-backs and would need to find a new club for Junior Firpo before splashing out on someone else. Inter Milan have asked for Firpo to be included in a deal for Lautaro Martinez.
Barça would be open to signing a left-back, at the right price and on affordable wages, to compete with Jordi Alba for a starting spot. However, any move for Gaya is a long way off as many deals would need to be completed before they'd be in a position to approach Valencia over a transfer.