Hatem Ben Arfa has not yet settled on a move to Barcelona and says he is considering three offers before making a final decision.
The former Newcastle United forward is out of contract with current club Nice this summer, and while he has not ruled out extending his stay at the Allianz Riviera, a host of European giants are eager to snap him up on a free transfer.
Ben Arfa has enjoyed a remarkable career turnaround since being released by Newcastle in January 2015, with Liverpool among the clubs to have made him an offer, according to RMC Sport.
According to Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere, Barcelona have already held talks with the player, who has also confirmed an offer from Lyon.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, Ben Arfa told Canal Plus: "There are 18 very interesting clubs who have put themselves forward. I have picked out three," The Guardian reports.
"There are plenty of offers, like the one from Lyon. They are a very ambitious club with a very ambitious president [Jean-Michel Aulas]. Any club with ambition is very interesting. It's a very important decision for me to take this year. I will reflect and discuss it with my entourage."
While the player is still to make a final judgement, Nice president Rivere has urged the France international to join Barcelona. He told told France 3: "Barcelona are indeed one of the numerous clubs who have asked for Hatem. Frankly, if it could happen I would be very, very happy for Hatem, who deserves to go to a club like Barcelona.
Ben Arfa's career revival was marked by a hugely impressive 2015-16 season where he scored 17 goals in 34 Ligue 1 appearances, helping Nice to a fourth-place finish.
His excellent season saw him named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year but he missed out on selection for France's Euro 2016 provisional squad and was instead relegated to Didier Deschamps' reserve list.