Everton are hoping that Andre Gomes wants to complete a permanent transfer to Goodison Park in the summer.
The Times reports that the club believes the player’s unhappy experience at the Nou Camp can convince him into remaining on Merseyside.
After impressing at Valencia Gomes earned a move to the La Liga giants but the move did not go to plan.
Reports have already claimed that Marcel Brands is working on a permanent transfer behind the scenes, but Everton may be forced into paying big money after Barcelona refused to insert an option to buy as part of the deal.
Gomes has been a popular figure since arriving at the club in the summer. Despite initially struggling with injuries, the midfielder has been a key player in recent weeks.
Another impressive showing against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby only endeared him further to the Everton faithful, with fans keen to keep hold of the Portuguese star.