Barcelona have made a firm and final offer to Sao Paulo for defender Douglas, thought to be in the region of €6m.
Catalan daily Sport believes that the Blaugrana tabled the offer on Friday evening, telling the Brazilian side that they will not be upping the bid.
The Camp Nou outfit want an answer from President Carlos Miguel Aidar sooner rather than later, and are hoping they can tie up a deal before the end of next week.
Sao Paulo are thought to be desperate for cash, and are likely to accept the deal.
The move could mean the end of Barca’s interest in Fiorentina wide man Juan Cuadrado.
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