Xavi returned to the club to take control as head coach earlier this month and has already been aided by the addition of long time ex-Barça teammate Dani Alves.
The veteran Brazilian full-back, who won 19 of his Barça trophies alongside Xavi – including three Champions League titles, is thought to have been signed at the request of the new boss after the prospect was initially dismissed by others at the club.
Now, Liverpool midfielder Thiago is seemingly on the radar in Catalonia.
Thiago made his Barcelona debut in 2009 and became a first-team regular in 2011. But his stay was ultimately brief, joining Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013 and establishing himself as one of the best midfielders in the world during seven years in Germany.