On Wednesday, Foot Mercato reported Ousmane Dembélé is negotiating a five-year deal worth €15m per season with Newcastle United.
It was also explained the winger is in discussion for a €15m signing on bonus if he joins the Tyneside club on a free transfer.
His contract expires in 2022 and Barcelona have long wanted to tie the 24-year-old to a new deal, even though he is currently sidelined with an injury.
Foot Mercato’s claims have been echoed in Spain and each outlet have then given their take on this subject.
Cuatro state the La Liga side cannot match what the Magpies are potentially willing to offer. In fact, they want the France international to take a pay cut and sign an extension.
The lack of response from Dembélé’s agent has left Barca come to a conclusion the agent is offering his client to other clubs.
If the attacker decides not to renew his contract, Cuatro state the Catalan club will look make cash through his sale in January.
Over at Sport, after relaying Foot Mercato’s claim, they say the former Borussia Dortmund man’s age and profile are ‘seductive factors’ for other clubs.
As for the renewal, it’s said the next few weeks will be decisive to resolve the ongoing saga regarding his future.
According to Sport, Ronald Koeman’s side are ‘determined’ to leave Dembélé ‘in the stands for six months’ as a possible punishment, if he doesn’t sign a new deal.
A sale in the winter market, if feasible, also needs to be worked out.
AS state Dembélé has a ‘renewal offer on the table, but his agent, Moussa Sissoko, is delaying to respond, knowing his client will be eligible to negotiate with clubs from January.
Barca believe they are ‘having enough patience’ with Dembélé, but with him failing to renew his contract and with a potential move to Newcastle being discussed, the player has left the Camp Nou side angry and frustrated.