Barcelona don't want to block Luis Suarez's exit from the club. Until now, though, both parties have stood their ground during the standoff over the remaining year of his contract.
Suarez doesn't want to give up what he's due from the club this season, while Barça believe he will be covered by the signing on fee that he earns from the club that signs him.
As a middle ground, Barça have proposed that they will top up whatever he earns at his new club to ensure he earns the same as he would do if he stayed at Camp Nou.
That's to say, if Juventus, for example, can't match his Barcelona salary, the Catalan club will pay the rest, although Suarez's future remains up in the air.
Juve were the favourites pending his a solution to his contract issue with Barça. But the player is weighing up other options. There's also interest from Atletico Madrid.
If Alvaro Morata returns to Juve, there could be space for Suarez in the Spanish capital. Coach Diego Simeone is a big fan of the striker.
Suarez's camp consider the club's treatment of the player disrespectful based on his success in Spain. Barça lament the barriers he's putting up to leaving. Ronald Koeman's told him he's not in his plans.
In the first friendly of preseason, Suarez wasn't even called up. The club are also still looking for a replacement.