Barcelona want to sign Ferran Torres in the January transfer window to freshen up the attack, but the players offered to Manchester City are not liked by the English club.
The difficult financial situation has forced Barcelona to offer players in exchange and not money, offering names like Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho or Samuel Umtiti.
Manchester City had not planned to lose Torres, although he would play more at the Camp Nou, while the situation of Raheem Sterling is also causing a headache for the leaders at the Etihad.
How is the situation and where are the clubs with requirements below you will find a summary of events.
Man City has set their price for Torres
The English club has set a value of 70 million euros for the former Valencia striker, with Pep Guardiola even going so far as to say that he would not hinder a player who wants to leave, if all parties would reach a agreement.
It will be difficult for the Blaugrana to reach such an amount, with the media writing that their earliest offer was 45 million euros.
Players that can be offered
As happened in the summer, Barcelona and Joan Laporta are offering players in exchange to secure future transfers, but it is a policy which has not yet yielded results.
Although City have no interest, the club will seek to include any of Coutinho, Umtiti, Dembele and Clement Lenglet in a package for Torres.
Progress in the negotiations has stalled
At the moment there is no possibility that this deal will end in January, with the situation having reached what appears to be a dead end.
Barcelona’s interest is clear, as is the desire of the Spanish representative to play at the “Camp Nou”, but these two factors alone will not be enough to close a deal.
None of the clubs is close to what it requires and this deal has to wait until the summer for any real move.