27-year-old Rafinha is coming off a good season on loan at Celta Vigo and is for sale as Barca look to raise funds.
A return to Celta has been ruled out with the Galician club making a bid well below Barcelona’s asking price.
Despite a lucrative offer arriving from the Chinese Super League, Rafinha is waiting for a Premier League option.
The Chinese club, unofficially said to be Shanghai Shenhua, will therefore have difficulty convincing Rafinha.
He plans to resolve his future in the next two weeks and if no English offer arrives, China could then become an option.
Inter still have an interest in Rafinha, but his thoughts are more oriented towards playing in England.