The team is still in the early stages of preparation for the 2021/22 season, which starts in just a few weeks. The Catalans are going through the motions due to their severe financial predicament, which has effectively prevented them from signing anyone.
The main method they used to solve the situation was to reduce their own salary. Almost everyone has so far complied with Joan Laporta and his board of directors, indicating a readiness to lower their salary for the club's sake.
Other players, on the other hand, made a different decision.
Barça sought to sell tickets, but fate gave them a big blow by revealing that no one is interested in buying what they have to offer. They had to sell at low prices when they did sell.
More crucially, the pay cost is so disastrous that the Blaugrana are unable to sign Lionel Messi.
In this case, the club may decide to take matters into their own hands. Barcelona may sell them, as they have already vowed to do with Jordi Alba if he refuses. The situation is a little more complicated for Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti.
The Bosnian and his French counterpart are generally despised by the European superpowers. Regardless, there has been some interest. With Massimiliano Allegri back in charge of the club, Pjanic is rumored to be on his way back to Turin.
Umtiti has stated that he is not interested in having his salary reduced or moving away from the club. There was some interest from the French team Olympique Marseille, but it appears to have faded with time.