Barcelona are looking to bring in Alexis Sanchez on loan in January, to help fill the void left by Sergio Aguero’s retirement, according to Goal.
Aguero announced his retirement on Wednesday due to a heart condition.
Barca see Sanchez as one player they could bring in to join Memphis Depay in the attack.
However, Sanchez is not the LaLiga club’s first option, as Manchester City’s Ferran Torres remains a priority, but the Spaniard would cost a fee.
Sanchez played for Barcelona from 2011 to 2014, before he left for Arsenal.
During his three-season stay at the Nou Camp, the Chile international played 141 games in all competitions, scoring 46 goals while providing 27 assists.
He picked up La Liga, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup honours at Camp Nou, along with two Spanish Super Cups and a Club World Cup.