The board members consider Alonso an ideal candidate given the brand of football his Bayer Leverkusen team plays.
But beyond that, they believe Alonso would suit Barca having grown up in Barcelona surroundings where he was raised by his father Periko Alonso — who played for Barca in the mid-80s.
Alonso has been doing remarkably well at Leverkusen this season with his team still the only unbeaten side in Europe so far this campaign. They've scored 92 goals in 31 games now.
Recently, Leverkusen thoroughly humiliated Bayern Munich with a 3-0 win in the Bundesliga where they lead by five points.
Alonso has a contract at Bayer until 2025 and will be quite difficult to price away considering he's also wanted by Liverpool.