There are shoots of encouragement appearing in the Neymar case. In recent weeks, for the first time in months, Barcelona have been working with increasing certainty that Paris Saint-Germain's reluctance to negotiate will change in the summer.
News has reached Barça that PSG's stance could change. Firstly, sporting director Leonardo and coach Thomas Tuchel agree on the need for big changes in attack. The second is that they want to France-ify the team, building around Kylian Mbappe, who they are desperate to renew.
Cavani, a key part of their attack, is set to leave and Mbappe has so far refused to renew. Therefore they need to find solutions and Antoine Griezmann could be the opportunity they are looking for.
Griezmann's name is not new. He's been linked with PSG before. However, until now, he has never interested the French club and Neymar was never on the market.
There is now optimism at Barça that the situation has changed following discussions with various agents and sporting directors in the game. Griezmann could replace Cavani and could also help convince Mbappe to stay.
However, Barça are working with more caution than ever. The operation would be complicated, although the Catalan club are convinced that there is scope for negotiation.
Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu is ready to go all in for Neymar. The solution could be Griezmann.