The Board of Barcelona FC is currently preoccupied with the Lionel Messi exit plan.
Barcelona hope to persuade Messi to stay at the club.
But some members of the board have told ESPN that they wouldn’t be against selling him in the right circumstances.
New coach Ronald Koeman has publicly said he wants to build the team around Messi.
Sources have, however, told ESPN that the board’s stance is that they want to keep him.
However, the likelihood of a Messi exit arise from the star player’s doubts about his future.
This has generated an internal debate among the board.
Some directors have told ESPN that they would be prepared to listen to offers that would allow Koeman to reconstruct the team at the same time as reducing the wage bill.
Messi has grown frustrated with events on and off the pitch in recent seasons.
He had a public falling-out with former sporting director Eric Abidal earlier this year.
He also criticised the board for attempting to put pressure on the players when they were negotiating a wage cut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the pitch, Champions League exits against Roma and Liverpool have been followed by a first trophy-less season since 2007-08, with the humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich topping everything off.
RAC 1 first revealed on Thursday that Messi has already met with Koeman.
Messi informed Koeman that he sees himself more out than in at Camp Nou after the Champions League quarterfinal defeat to Bayern.
ESPN confirms the Argentina international forward transmitted his doubts about the new sporting project to Koeman.
This includes potential exits for Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, among others.
•Suarez fires back
On Friday, Suarez posted an enigmatic message in his Instagram story.
It said: “Never forget that you are the architect of your own future.”