Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola hopes there will be progress in the pursuit of Cesc Fabregas before the end of the week.
The European champions are expected to make a new £35million offer for the Arsenal captain after failing in three previous attempts to re-sign him.
Fabregas began his career in Barcelona’s academy and wants to return to his boyhood club, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is understandably unwilling to sell his skipper.
Guardiola is reported to be unhappy with Barcelona president Sandro Rosell for his failure to sign Fabregas earlier in the summer, but is certainly hoping for an imminent update on the situation.
“Now the situation about moves for reinforcements is very complicated, but I’m hopeful in the next few days it will become clear,” he said on Catalunya Radio.
“I’m always optimistic.”