Barcelona management have accepted that Sergi Busquets will leave at the end of the season.
Barca had hoped to persuade the midfielder to commit to another season.
But AS says there's now an acceptance that Busquets will leave in June, with the USA the likely destination.
While there's disappointment for coach Xavi and his staff, there's a relief at board level as clearing Busquets' wages off the books will be welcome.
Inter Miami is an early contender for the veteran's signature.