I think this is the correct status. Until a contract has been signed (and it obviously couldn’t be yet) some details could still be fluid. Some minor details most probably is still fluid, we have to remember that McDaniels is preoccupied with something else. The Tony dude probably overheard that they still need to sit done and agree on those last, minor details, and he extrapolated that the deal isn’t done yet.
Well, it isn’t technically, but the probability is very high that it is a done deal in principle.
One more thing: If you ask either side they are obligated to say that there is no deal at present. Please keep that in mind!