On August 7th, we carried a report from Sport, who claimed Barcelona are ‘almost working around the clock’ to facilitate Paco Alcacer’s move to Watford. It was claimed the Catalan club were ‘still negotiating’ with Watford for the striker’s transfer.

Today’s edition of the same publication once again mentions the contacts between the two clubs and the Blaugrana are now waiting for the Hornets’ ‘final decision’.

Javi Gracia’s side have already done business with the La Liga winners, having already signed Gerard Deulofeu on a permanent transfer, earlier in the same window.

Ernesto Valverde’s side are now planning to offer another player, Alcacer, whose contract runs down in 2021, to Premier League outfit.

It was earlier agreed the Spaniard will move to Vicarage Road on a two-year loan deal with an option to sign him on a permanent deal in 2020.

The Catalan newspaper claims Barcelona tried to tighten the economic offer, but Watford will take Alcacer on an initial loan with a purchase option.

The 24-year-old is also now open to the idea of joining Gracia’s side. That’s a big turnaround, because not so long the Catalan media were explaining how the footballer had completely ruled Watford out.

Now it’s said to be down to the Hornets.