The former Athletic Bilbao boss is expected to be named as Luis Enrique's successor next week.
Enrique signed off in style yesterday as Barca's 3-1 win over Alaves saw them crowned Copa del Rey champions.
Apart from their triumph at the Vicente Calderon they have endured a frustrating season – finishing second in La Liga and exiting the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.
With an expensive summer spending spree and some deadwood set to be cleared out, Spanish publication AS have lifted the lid on which players they'll be targeting, those who are staying, and the ones who'll be shown the door.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar will all be going nowhere despite Manchester United showing strong interest in the latter.
Ernesto Valverde is set to make wholesale changes when he is confirmed as Barcelona's new boss
Striker Paco Alcacer could be on his way out though after failing to impress in his first season.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Mathieu, who is attracting interest from Marseille, will be offloaded, Arda Turan will be put up for sale, and goalkeeper Joel Masip will not be offered a new deal.
According to AS the players they will consider offers for include Jordi Alba, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, Andre Gomes, Ivan Rakitic, Rafinha, Denis Suarez and Alcacer.
In terms of new signings, Valverde is keen on reuniting with Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera having worked with him at Bilbao.
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Lionel Messi has reportedly asked Barcelona to sell five under-performing players, according to Don Balon
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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is attracting strong interest from Barcelona
But Barca know they will struggle to sign him with Jose Mourinho keen to reward him with a new deal.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Philippe Coutinho remains in their sights but they are unsure if the Liverpool star would fit into their system and interest has cooled.
One player at the top of their wishlist is Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin.
A product of Barca's La Masia academy, Bellerin has developed with the Gunners and the Catalan giants now want to bring him back to the Nou Camp.
Another target Barca want to sign is Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti but the Italian says he is happy in the French capital and the Ligue 1 giants aren't prepared to sell him.