The Prime Minister's official spokesman, in a briefing on Friday, said there was "no point" in Mr Barnier travelling to London unless the 27 member states were willing to alter their position or wanted to discuss sector by sector arrangements to prepare for no deal.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week accused European leaders of having "abandoned the idea of a free trade deal" and told the country to "get ready" for leaving without a trade deal.
Asked if he was walking away from talks, Johnson said: "If there's a fundamental change of approach, of course we are always willing to listen, but it didn't seem particularly encouraging from the summit in Brussels".
Rather than holding "all the cards", the Brexiteer instead said the United Kingdom holds some cards, and accused European Union officials of not being serious about making compromises and said they would have to back down if chief negotiator Michel Barnier is to resume negotiations in London this week.
But Mr Barnier's trip to the British capital was confirmed by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, who said: "As planned, our negotiation team will go to London next week to intensify these negotiations".
The Archbishops of Canterbury, York, Wales, Armagh and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said the Bill, which would enable ministers to break the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement, had "enormous moral, as well as political and legal consequences".
"The trade talks are over".
"It is not my preferred destination", Gove said in an opinion piece in the Sunday Times.
Britain charges that the European Union is to blame for not giving in to the U.K.'s demand for a generous free trade agreement like the one the bloc has with Canada.
UK’s chief Brexit negotiator Lord Frost
Business Secretary Alok Sharma added: "With just 75 days until the end of the transition period, businesses must act now to ensure they are ready for the UK's new start as an independent trading nation once more".
"That was pretty clear from the conclusions of the summit".
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer called on Mr Johnson to compromise in order to get an agreement "in the national interest".
"Neither side can afford to fall at the final fence. A deal is the only outcome that protects Covid-hit livelihoods at a time when every job in every country counts", she said.
Mr Johnson's election campaign last yearchampioned his "oven-ready" Brexit deal.
The two sides have been trying to strike a deal on trade and other relations before then, but months of talks have been stalled on the issue of fishing and rules to ensure fair competition.
Critics say that an "Australian-style" deal is simply code for no deal at all with Britain's largest export market.
But, he added on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, that "we are ready if required" to leave without a trade deal, which he admitted would not "be a picnic".
"We are determined to reach a deal but not at any cost".