With pre-season already a week old, manager Luis Enrique will be formulating drills and patterns of play, and it's important that he has a settled squad buying into that as early as possible.
Those involved in the latter stages of the World Cup will be back into training soon. In the meantime, Andoni Zubizarreta should pursue any targets with vigour. Time is of the essence.
Let's take a look at who has been linked with the club over the last couple of days, and remember to keep checking back throughout the week for updates.
—Last update: Friday, July 25—