The midfielder's agent met with sporting director Alemany on Thursday
A contract extension is now thought to be just a matter of time
Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany met again with Gavi's agent Ivan de la Peña at the club's training ground on Thursday.
The meeting lasted for an hour and the feelings afterward were good on both sides. The agreement to renew Gavi's contract is still not finalised, but it's now almost a given that he will remain at Camp Nou given recent advances.
The two parties were a long way apart when negotiations started and Joan Laporta's comments to put pressure on De la Peña did not go down well with the agent.
However, that has been overcome and recent contact has been positive. The new offer from Barça is close to what De la Peña wants.
The idea is to thrash out the final few discrepancies in the coming days and to announce that Gavi, 17, will extend his current terms, which expire in 2023 and include a €50m release clause.
Gavi will sign a new four-year deal with a €1 billion release clause. His wages will be similar to defender Ronald Araujo, who also renewed recently.