Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu rates Ousmane Dembele higher than Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.
Samuel Umtiti, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann were on target as France cruised past Iceland on Monday.
Ousmane Dembele is out for a month with a torn hamstring and Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde knew it was a risk to play him against Lyon.
A fine run of form for Bayern Munich has seen Kingsley Coman earn a recall to France's squad.
Lionel Messi was rested for Wednesday's fixture, which featured the two best ranked Catalan clubs from LaLiga, as Barcelona lost.
Ernesto Valverde has named the fit-again Samuel Umtiti in a 21-man squad that will travel to France to face Lyon in the Champions League.
Samuel Umtiti has not played since November due to a knee injury and coach Ernesto Valverde does not know when the defender will be fit.
Ernesto Valverde hopes to have Lionel Messi available for the LaLiga trip to face Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti appears to be closing in on a return from a lengthy knee injury.
A knee injury has seen Samuel Umtiti miss three months of the season so far, and he is set for more treatment in Barcelona next month.