Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has been told that the club will not be able to satisfy his demands of a new contract at the moment, and will have to wait until next summer to be offered fresh terms.
Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu told radio show 'El Transistor' that the club will not be able to meet the former Sevilla midfielder's demands this season.
The news comes despite Rakitic showing loyalty to the club by turning down a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain, who were willing to meet the Croatian's demands.
Bartomeu tells @ElTransistorOC there will be no new deal for Rakitic this season, despite midfielder's request. Busquets' improved contract imminent, talks planned with Alba.— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) September 18, 2018
According to Mundo Deportivo, the 30-year-old said: "I already have a contract here that is valid for a few more years.
"Hopefully, we can extend it. I have a lot of desire. I want to enjoy every training and every game and show that they can have confidence in me."
When asked if he had requested a pay rise and if he has spoken to Bartomeu, Rakitic said: "