Barcelona might already possess arguably the best front line in world soccer, but it looks as though it could add to it this winter.
Just like when Barça snapped up Henrik Larsson to act as a backup and rotation striker, it may well be making a bid to bring in Julio Cruz from Inter Milan.
The tall forward is firmly out of favor with José Mourinho and La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that, with just six months of his contract left, he could be moving to Catalonia this winter.
To add to the intrigue, president of Inter Milan Massimo Moratti announced a month ago that the renewal of Cruz's contract was "immenent," but now it seems he will be free to negotiate with clubs in January.
The 34-year-old is renowned for his excellent aerial ability and, with his wealth of experience at both international and club level, he could be a perfect bench striker for Barcelona.
Whether or not the Catalan side will be willing to pay his wages to have him sit as a sub remains to be seen, and with Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic, Samuel Eto'o and others in the attacking line, he might find chances hard to come by.
However, it does seem more and more likely that Cruz will be leaving Inter Milan soon, with the club keen to cash in on him rather than let him leave for free in the summer.