Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has cast doubt on the future of defender Eric Abidal.
The Frenchman is waiting for new contract talks after making a successful playing return following his liver transplant.
"I think people should understand any technical decision must be taken carefully. Although that does not mean that Barca will not take into account the human side of the decision.
"It's one other thing to play and another stay with Barca," said Rosell.