Barcelona have been in talks with Arsenal for some weeks over the return of Cesc Fabregas. El Mundo Deportivo says sources have stated that negotiations have been ongoing for almost a month - though Arsenal's asking price is proving a stumbling block.
The Gunners are insisting on €55 million for the midfielder. They rejected €40 million from Barca last summer.
Barca are hoping to reach a compromise by including star youngster Thiago Alcantara in their offer. They are willing to offer €35 million cash plus Thiago in exchange for Cesc.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a big fan of Thiago and Barca hope he softens his stance if they include the youngster in their bid.