At the Camp Nou they are continuing to wait for an answer from Ousmane Dembele. The Frenchman now has a renewal offer on the table and he has to answer Barca by next week at the very latest.
Newcastle have other plans with him. The Saudi investment fund which have got hold of the club want him in their ranks. In fact, they have now made a move to persuade him.
According to the portal 'FootMercato', Newcastle have offered Dembele a transfer bonus of 15 million euros. He would arrive for free, but that money would go straight into the winger's pocket just for signing his contract.
If he said yes, this same source says that he would end up earning 15 million a year.
Barcelona's financial situation is delicate. The club have reportedly asked him to adjust his salary to the circumstances, something which others like Pique have done. Newcastle will try and take advantage of that circumstance to sign him.
Ousmane Dembele told Laporta that his priority was to continue in the Catalan capital. However, his plan has changed in the last few hours. According to 'Gol' journalist Ruben Uria, the player has offered himself to the Magpies.
Barca are not relaxed. Negotiations with the agent have been going on for too long and they think that the agent is doing everything possible to make sure it drags on.