According to El Espanol daily, if Puigdemont confirms that he is declaring independence, he will have three additional days until October 19 to deactivate it.
The news comes after Spanish Prime minister Mariano Rajoy said earlier on Wednesday that the cabinet of ministers asked for clarification on the issue of autonomous region's independence.
Also on Wednesday, the prime minister said that the "illegal referendum" has failed, adding that Catalan authorities lack the legitimacy to propose a unilateral declaration of independence. He underlined that the vote undermines our democracy, Spanish unity and the Statute of Catalonia.
The official results of the scandalous referendum showed that 90.18 percent, or more than 2.28 million voters, supported the secession of Catalonia from Spain, with a turnout exceeding 43 percent.