Barcelona are said to be hopeful of wrapping up contract negotiations with winger Ousmane Dembélé over the coming weeks.
But that plan was blown apart after the more than €100million signing suffered yet another injury setback.
Following an operation, Dembélé was ruled out for four months, due to miss the start of the season with a return date of some time in October.
Despite that injury blow, Barcelona are now hoping to tie Dembélé down to a new contract, the 24-year-old’s deal set to expire next summer.
And according to Mundo Deportivo, discussions are progressing nicely with the Blaugrana confident of agreeing a deal.
It’s reported Dembélé’s agent Moussa Sissoko is in discussions with Barca and those talks are likely to end in an extended deal, though one with a reduced contract due to Barca’s financial situation and Dembélé’s injury history.