August 13 is the deadline for Barça to reach pay cut deal with players

Talks are ongoing with the agents of Sergi Roberto, Busquets, Alba and Piqué

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Ivan San Antonio

Barcelona now know the deadline to close an agreement for salary reductions/deferrals with the captains of the first team squad: August 13.

The club continue to hold talks with Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Gerard Piqué to reach an agreement in time to inscribe them correctly with LaLiga for the new season.

On August 15, Barça kick off their campaign against Real Sociedad and if the new contracts have not been presented to the league, the players would not be able to play.

At the moment, the club are optimistic they will be able to strike a deal despite the differences in talks with the players' representatives so far.

Barça are trying to deal with the situation with respect and tact, given all the players have different contracts and the situations aren't the same.

In conversations so far, the players' have understood the club's financial situation and are ready to play their part, but there's no consensus yet.

The club believe the four mentioned players should be an example and a reference for the rest of the squad.

Therefore, the club believe they will reach an agreement before the deadline on August 13. That's the date to present the captains' contracts for the season but also the rest of the sqaud.

That's also when the players leaving also need have their futures resolved, so that they don't have to be registered for the league season.

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