Most Laliga teams might not rope in their expected targets in the coming summer after the league’s president Javier Tebas said strict financial regulations will be enforced from next season.
According to Tebas, transfers that will exceed financial limits will be prohibited with the teams allowed to look at their academies and give chance to their young players.
Speaking to Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Deportivo, Tebas said: "We have seen the cash flows for each club and right now they have squads which exceed the (financial) limits we will establish for next season.
"That brings consequences. Clubs are going to have to look at their academies and come up with a strategy to reduce salaries. There's no other solution. Transfers that exceed financial limits will not be allowed-impossible."
La Liga has had a cap in place since 2013 with the move forcing clubs to manage their finances appropriately
The limit is based on several factors, including expected income and the average amount of transfer income over the previous three years.
The move would mean that a team like Barcelona might not get their targets like Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez who is said to be on the verge of joining the Laliga giants.
But according to a source from ESPN, Barca is optimistic they will be able to structure a deal for Martinez, while the Catalan club latest interest has turned to Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.