Barcelona are struggling financially and the situation has forced them to look at potential free agents for next summer.

Last week, the Catalan press reported Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani is included in the La Liga side’s target list as his contract at Old Trafford expires in 2022.

The Blaugrana have struggled to shine up front this season, scoring 23 goals in 15 league matches and two in five in the Champions League.

Having suffered a defeat against Real Betis in the last tie, the Spanish giants realised signing a winger and a striker in the winter market is ‘important’. That’s according to Mundo Deportivo.

Manchester City’s Ferran Torres is a priority target for the wide position, and up front Barca want to find a striker who is ‘good, beautiful and cheap’. One of the players who fits the profile for the latter is Cavani.

This campaign, the 34-year-old has seen his minutes restricted by injuries and Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. Mundo also points out the Uruguay international will face competition from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

Taking this into account, the former Napoli star is ‘about to leave’ United, in order to have more prominence in the second half of the season. His ‘priority’ is to join Xavi Hernández’s side.

While Cavani is waiting to find out where he will fit into Rangnick’s plans, sources close to the player have informed Mundo the possibility of joining Barca in January ‘would be a great challenge’ for the South American.

Mundo’s headline states signing a ‘killer’ striker like Cavani is ‘urgent’ for Barca. The report even mentions his desire to move to the Camp Nou next month, but there is nothing to indicate whether United are willing to do business with Xavi’s side in January.