However what the Sports daily does not mention is that Juventus has made a 20M€ + two players offer & Inter Milan is apparently turning the screws with a juicy offer & exploiting their magnificent relations with Udinese. The player may be "crazy" to wish to go to Barça ( who would not ) & may be shutting personally a deal with FC Barcelona, but Udinese has the last word & this could be a tough & long winding road.
Therefore, I wouldn't be so adamant as "AS", as yet. FC Barcelona has not a healthy "bank balance" & with talks of players like Alexis (27M€) + Cesc (40M€) + Rossi (30€), the question arises where is the money? Plus, just to finish with some food for thought, if Alexis Sanchez does sign this would rule out Rossi? Aguero?