The initial differences in the negotiations seem to have been bent so the player is really close to staying with the Greens, ignoring luring offers by Efes Pilsen, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow.

Batiste was asking for a closed 2-year contract while Panathinaikos was offering 1+1 for about 1.7mil euro per season. The club however caved in and finally offered a closed 2-year contract and the deal could even be announced tomorrow.