Last summer, Barcelona allowed Francisco Trincão to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on a loan deal with an option to buy.
The Catalan club were hoping Bruno Lage’s side would end up buying the Portugal international after this season.
Barca received encouragement to cut permanent ties with Trincão, after they took Wolves’ Adama Traoré on a loan deal in January. He had an instant impact at the Camp Nou, managing four assists in first five matches.
Both loan deals have buying options set at €30m and it was earlier stated the Blaugrana and the Premier League side could carry out a direct swap deal involving the Spaniard and Trincão.
Traoré, meanwhile, has lost prominence in recent weeks at Barcelona as Xavi Hernández has favoured Ousmane Dembélé ahead of the Wolves owned player.
Sport explain the winger’s stay at the Spanish club beyond this term ‘seems complicated’ as Barca don’t have an intention to pay €30m to make his deal permanent.
Trincão and Traoré are both represented by Jorge Mendes and the super-agent had a meeting with the La Liga side’s officials on Thursday evening.
The newspaper says ‘finding a solution’ for two of his clients is among the jobs Mendes will have from now until the end of the next window. The representative ‘must work on the future of Trincão and wanted to know if Adama can continue’ at Barcelona.