Spanish sources claim Barcelona have a deal to take Juan Guillermo Cuadrado from Fiorentina in 2015.
The Colombian talent is at the centre of a bidding war between Barca, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to both Radio Cadena Ser and Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona have already won the race by promising to sign him next year.
This would give the Blaugrana time to raise the funds to pay for the €40m transfer and also allow Fiorentina to keep hold of Cuadrado for another season.
Cuadrado only turned 26 in May, but had his best ever campaign with 15 goals and 10 assists in all competition for the Viola.
His price-tag and visibility also improved further thanks to World Cup performances for Colombia.