Barcelona chief Oscar Grau has added more fuel to the fire surrounding Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United after admitting that the club are keeping their options open ahead of the January transfer window.
France international Pogba has been at loggerheads with manager José Mourinho throughout this campaign. Many now expect that one of the two, if not both, will be shown the exit door at Old Trafford before the start of next season.
Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Barça CEO Grau claimed that the club are "not closing any doors" ahead of the winter transfer window. This came after he had announced record revenues of €960m at the Camp Nou.
"The budget doesn't contemplate any signings mid-season, but it does include contract renewals which we hope to finalise," Grau said, quoted by the Mirror.
"But even though [possible signings aren't included], there are many ways of doing things. If the coaching staff ask for someone, we will look at it.
"We're not closing any doors.”
On top of Barcelona's record revenue stream, the club have also seen their wages slashed by almost €30m thanks to a number of high profile departures. These recent changes have fast-tracked their desire to sign a new midfielder.
Pogba is just one player currently being eyed by officials in Catalonia. Highly rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong is also being looked at by Barcelona, as well as Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot, who becomes a free agent in 2019.