Athletic Bilbao are back in talks with Barcelona for striker Santi Ezquerro.

Negotiations had stalled as Barca's squad toured the Far East, but they resumed yesterday as Bilbao seek to convince Barca to hand Ezquerro a free transfer.

Osasuna are also in the frame and have indicated they're willing to pay a fee for the striker, who still favours a return to former club Bilbao for the new season.