Barcelona will consider selling Ilaix Moriba unless the midfielder lowers his wage demands, according to reports in the Catalan media.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been linked with the 18-year-old in recent months and they will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on developments.
Moriba’s current contract expires at the end of next season, but Barca have had trouble getting the player to sign an extension after the teenager moved to new agents.
Due to the La Liga club’s financial situation, they can’t afford to pay the midfielder a high salary, and to prevent him from leaving for nothing next year, they may have to cash in this summer.
Moriba reportedly has a €100m (£86m) release clause, although due to the Spaniard’s situation, that is not a figure that any team would be prepared to pay. The player’s representatives and Barcelona may yet resolve their differences but we shall have to wait and see.