According to various reports in the British tabloids, Samuel Eto'o is set to reject the opportunity to join Manchester City, and stay with Barcelona because he wants more money than is currently on the table.
On Monday, it was initially reported that the Citizens had made an official €29.5 million (£25m) bid for the 28-year-old and that the deal could even be completed this week.
However, the 5ft 11in striker's agent later stated that he intends to remain at the Nou Camp to see out the final year of his contract, and earlier on Tuesday it was reported that the Cameroon international may even receive a two-year extension with La Blaugrana.
The former Real Madrid and Real Mallorca star is due to hold a press conference on Tuesday morning, when it is expected he will confirm he is staying with Los Cules.
However, The Sun claims that Eto'o could still join City provided they offer him a €14.7m (£12.5m) signing-on fee to go with the €295,700-a-week (£250,000) wages which would make him the wealthiest player in the world.
The Daily Mirror writes that the prolific goalscorer wants a pay-off in the region of €17.7m (£15m) from Barcelona in order to move to Eastlands.
It remains to be seen just what decision Eto'o will take at the press conference later on Tuesday morning.
Ricky Brooks, Goal.com