The 33-year-old will spend at least three months on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury against Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.
The 1-0 defeat at Wanda Metropolitano ensured that Barcelona dropped further down the table, leaving Ronald Koeman under pressure and without his number one centre-back.
According to Marca, club officials are open to the idea of allowing Koeman to bring in a fresh face for that area of the pitch.
However, given the club's current financial position, the report suggests that meetings must first take place behind the scenes to determine whether a new signing is possible. body check tags ::