Barcelona closed down the gap to league leaders Real Madrid, as they thrashed Sevilla 4-0 on Sunday night, heading into the international break.
First half goals from Antoine Griezmann and Arthur Melo helped Barcelona seal a 2-1 victory over Villarreal at Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
Barcelona will once again be without the services of captain and talisman Lionel Messi, when they gear up to take on Valencia this weekend.
Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement with Gremio in a deal that will see midfielder Arthur Melo sign for the current La Liga leaders.
Chelsea have emerged as the latest suitor in pursuit of Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo and are looking to rival Barcelona for the Brazilian.
Gremio have reportedly told Barcelona to shell out the €50 million release clause in Arthur Melo's contract if they are to secure his services.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in Gremio wonderkid Arthur Melo and are in a four-way tussle that includes Chelsea and Barcelona.