Barcelona are stalling on accepting Olympique Marseille's offer for Philippe Coutinho.
While eager to get Coutinho's wages off the books and knowing Marseille are keen to take on the Brazil international, Barca are delaying their final decision.
Marseille wish to sign Coutinho on a season-long loan. However, L'Esportiu reports Barca are convinced they can sell the midfielder to a Premier League club in the coming months.
Leicester City, Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton are among suitors from England for the former Liverpool star.
A fee below £40m is now being mentioned for Coutinho, who joined Barca three years ago for over €140m.