Martin Braithwaite, a Barcelona striker, is reportedly refusing to leave the club unless he is paid in full for the final two years of his contract at the Nou Camp.
The Danish international has a contract with Barcelona until 2024, having joined the club from Leganes in 2020.
According to Sporta, a Spanish publication, the Dane is refusing to leave the club this summer despite a reduction in the money owed to him under the contract he signed two years ago.
According to the report, the former Middlesbrough forward was offered a letter of freedom, which is essentially a break clause that would allow the Dane to decide his fate.
Braithwaite is said to have turned down the offer and demanded that he be paid his full salary for the remainder of his contract if he is forced to leave the club this summer.
Barcelona have strengthened their attack this summer with Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski, but they will need to reduce their bloated wage bill in order to register new signings before LaLiga’s August 13 deadline.