According to Miguel Rico in 'Mundo Deportivo', the club is close to sealing a deal
The absence of a main sponsor forced Barça to present and sell their new shirt withouth any sponsor on it. Even if it seems like the situation will soon change. According to what Mundo Deportivo published today, the Catalan club still need the last phase to seal a new sponsorship deal. The two main candidates, according to the same source, are said to be Qatar Airways and a big American company.
The club's intention is to get a sponsorship before the season starts. Despite the electoral promise of Josep Maria Bartomeu in which he assured he had a deal with Qatar Airways, the offer was withdraws as soon as Barça tried to get more benefits out of it. Since then Barça have been left without a main sponsor, but thet haven't stopped at any time the relationship with the company from Qatar. In the last months Barça are said to have negotiated with two more companies, among which one is said to have been ruled out of the definitive list.
Now, the definitive choice for Barça is between the two remaining options. Although the club declared that "Barça could stay a year without sponsorship", the intention is clearly to find a sponsor for the shirt. The final decision and the deal could be official from next week.