Real Betis coach Rubi has confirmed Barcelona asked for Loren Moron as they seek to replace the injured Ousmane Dembele.
With Ousmane Dembele joining Luis Suarez on the sidelines, Barcelona can sign a replacement outside the transfer window.
Barcelona have announced they do not expect Ousmane Dembele to play again this season, ruling him out for six months.
Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery next Tuesday in Finland after tearing his hamstring in training this week.
Despite Ousmane Dembele suffering another injury setback, Quique Setien is not certain Barcelona will sign a replacement for next season.
Since arriving at Barcelona in August 2017, Ousmane Dembele has played just 31.4 per cent of the minutes available to him.
Barcelona have diagnosed Ousmane Dembele with a hamstring tear, pushing the France star's return to action back again.
Quique Setien was looking forward to the return of Ousmane Dembele, but the France international has suffered a setback in training.
After negotiations with Valencia failed to resulted in a deal for Rodrigo Moreno, Barcelona will not make any signings in January.
Although Ansu Fati is available, Barcelona will be missing three first-team stars for their first LaLiga match of 2020.