Barcelona are struggling to strike terms with Sergio Busquets over a new contract.
The World Cup winning midfielder has been one of Pep Guardiola's biggest discoveries, but Barca risk losing the midfielder with new contract negotiations grinding to a halt.
El Mundo Deportivo says a high level meeting between both parties last week lasted over three hours - with no positive result.
Busquets is demanding his wage be on a par with Javier Mascherano, who is now acting as the youngster's understudy. But Barca are refusing to meet his terms.