The Blaugrana are happy to tie the Germany international to a new deal, but talks have reached a deadlock and are being shelved before the summer.
Barcelona’s contract talks with Marc-Andre ter Stegen have reached deadlock, with the Liga giants struggling to fulfill the needs of a highly-rated goalkeeper.
The Blaugrana are understandably keen to maintain an established performer in their novels.
Discussions are held with the Germany international regarding his potential, with his existing deal due to expire in the summer of 2022.
Ter Stegen has stayed open minded when quizzed on his strategies, while speculation was sparked regarding supposed interest from Premier League giants Chelsea.
Barca was hoping to bring any undesirable rumours to a nearby placing new terms set up as both sides have shown a willingness to get a deal done but reaching a compromise which suits all parties is proving hard.
With that in mind, negotiations have been placed on hold until the conclusion of the season.
Sources close to the Catalan outfit have shown Ter Stegen wants to land an annual salary of about $15 million annually (#13m/$17m).
That wage packet would place him one of the top earners in Camp Nou, with just talismanic captain Lionel Messi sat above him.
The 27-year-old considers that, after six years with the club, he deserves to have pay parity with the likes of Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and former favorite Andres Iniesta.
Barca aren’t questioning his worth to the collective cause, they just can’t manage to dig that deep when Financial Fair Play regulations are taken into consideration.
The reigning Spanish champions were forced to tighten their purse strings during the last transfer window, with its crystal clear that investing heavily in January was not feasible.
When Ousmane Dembele saw injury bring his season to a close, paving the way for a crisis signing to be made, a frugal approach was favoured in landing Martin Braithwaite.
It’s known that those in power at Camp Nou stay calm when it comes to Ter Stegen, despite a protracted saga dragging on for more than anyone had expected.
There is a belief that an agreement can be reached when discussions resume, with the intention being to tie down a prized asset through to 2027.