Barcelona hopes to close in the following days the agreement which will allow the registration of the players

Barcelona currently have just 13 players registered in La Liga as the start of the new season and their first game against Getafe approaches.

If they want Xavi Hernandez to have his entire squad available for that Getafe clash, then they have just 18 days to sort it out.

It was recently reported that late payments from the sale of 49.5% of Barca Studio last summer could cause them significant problems, but Barcelona seem to have resolved the issue.

However, the Blaugrana are also working on a separate deal which Mundo Deoportivo say will allow them to sign contract renewals for Ronald Araujo, Gavi, Sergi Roberto, Marcos Alonso and Inaki Pena, as well as new signing Oriol Romeu, Ilkay Gundogan and Inigo Martinez.

This deal will be completed before the weekend, if all goes according to plan, and would apparently be a form of sponsorship.

The report concludes with the line that from within Barcelona they are showing absolute confidence that Xavi will have all his players available for the start of La Liga, but it would only make sense if that were the case.

Anything else would be worrying, but it would reassure Barcelona fans that there is at least some form of work being done to do so.