Pep Guardiola tried to woo four Barcelona stars in the summer.
The defending La Liga champions cruised to a routine victory against Deportivo in a one sided contest at the Camp Nou, in which the visiting team ended the game with 10 men.
Here are 5 talking points from Barcelona's 1-2 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Luis Enrique returns to face former club Sporting Gijon without the talismanic Lionel Messi. The Barcelona boss has indicated that new signing Paco Alcacer is likely to replace the Argentine in the starting XI.
Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at the hands of newly promoted side Deportivo Alaves at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
After months of negotiations the Catalan club has completed the signing of Valencia forward Paco Alcacer for an initial fee of €30 million with a further €2m in bonuses. He has taken his medical and will soon sign a contract with the Nou Camp outfit.
Valencia are preparing to table a shock bid for wantaway Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi. Given Barca's interest in striker Paco Alcacer, a swap deal could be on the cards.
Barcelona are reportedly preparing a €30m bid in a final attempt to sign Spanish forward Paco Alcacer from Valencia.
Barcelona are reportedly interested in PSG's goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to replace Claudio Bravo.
Barcelona have reportedly offered €30m plus two players on loan to Valencia for their stars Paco Alcacer and Diego Alves.