Sky Sources understand Manchester City have made a £25million bid to Barcelona for striker Samuel Eto'o.
On Sunday, Barca president Joan Laporta claimed affluent club City had made a "stratospheric offer" to Eto'o.
The Cameroon international's future is the subject of conjecture as he enters the final year of his current contract.
With just 12 months to run on his deal with the European champions, he could leave Camp Nou as a free agent next summer.
Eto'o's agent is set to hold a press conference on Tuesday in a bid to clarify the Barcelona striker's future.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest Eto'o's representative, Jose Maria Mesalles, is to announce the forward plans to see out his deal at Barca.
City manager Mark Hughes has signed two players since the end of the season, with midfielder Gareth Barry arriving from Aston Villa at the beginning of June.
Last week, long-term target Roque Santa Cruz completed a reported £18million move from Blackburn Rovers.
Hughes is keen to build a side breaking into the top four, and the potential arrival of Eto'o would prove a coup for the ambitious Eastlands outfit.