Javier Mascherano’s future at Barcelona is expected to be resolved in the next few weeks, according to club director Guillermo Amor.
The defender has spent seven years at the Nou Camp but has fallen down the ranks at the Catalan giants.
He has made just 10 appearances for Ernesto Valverde this season.
‘What happens with Mascherano we will see soon,’ Amor told Movistar.
‘We have to see the movements and how everything happens.
‘Mascherano is a captain, he is a winner and he is very important for us, when he plays and when he does not play, when he is injured or on the bench.’
Mascherano still has 18 months left on his current contract but he has hinted at a move away from the La Liga side.
Over a week ago, he told ESPN that he thought his career at Barcelona was coming to an end.
‘I think that my stage here is ending,’ he said.
‘It makes sense that after such a long time there’s not much more I can do in this club.
‘I’m not saying it with a heavy heart. I’ve had the best years of my career in this club. I’ll never forget it.
‘I’m one of those people that thinks that you have to know when is the right time to end a stage.
‘I would like to close mine (at Barcelona) on the right time but it doesn’t really depend on me.’
During his time in Spain, Mascherano has won four La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues.