Mundo Deportivo reported on Wednesday that Junior Firpo of Real Betis remains a ‘firm option’ for Barcelona.

The Euro U21 winner is on the front page of today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo and it’s explained a ‘new contact’ has taken place between the two Spanish clubs.

Within the story, there is also a mention of Malcom. The Blaugrana and Zenit Saint Petersburg reached an agreement for the winger’s transfer yesterday.

The money raised from the Brazilian’s sale will help Barcelona in signing other players. One of them is Junior.

Chiefs of all La Liga clubs met in Madrid yesterday after the RFF Federation decided to not to schedule matches on Friday and Monday.

Barca CEO Oscar Grau represented the Spanish champions in Madrid and he took advantage of the meet to discuss Junior with Betis general director, Federico Martínez.

Barcelona are willing to pay €18m plus €5m in variables and the overall cost of the deal is €4m short of Betis’ demands (€20m plus €7m in variables). Ernesto Valverde’s side could ‘somewhat’ raise the offer for Junior. 

AS‘s report brings some optimism that the deal could take shape. They go on to suggests ‘all roads lead’ Junior to Barca. In addition to this, he has already agreed to wear the Catalan club’s shirt next season.

AS also explains Barcelona will take advantage of Malcom’s sale to sign a new left-back as backup for Jordi Alba.