Barcelona pair Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen have both rejected pay cuts after less than 12 months at the club.
According to the Spanish newspaper Sport, the request was made by Barcelona officials who are attempting to trim their outgoings in order to keep within UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations.
It has been revealed that Barcelona will have to find around $220m to comply with La Liga’s financial rules and if Barcelona were to fall anywhere short of this sum, it is likely they will be unable to register any new players next season.
Latest Barcelona transfer news: Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen reject reductions in salary
Christensen, who arrived from Chelsea last season on a free transfer, has been seen by many as a smart signing by Xavi Hernandez and has been part of a back four that has only conceded 9 goals in the league all season. Kessie, on the other hand, has had to wait longer for first-team opportunities this season but provided a memorable moment this season, scoring a 92nd-minute winner against bitter rivals Real Madrid in last month’s El Clasico, effectively clinching the title for the Catalans.