LaLiga president, Javier Tebas has said there is no issue with Barcelona asking Frenkie De Jong to accept a pay cut.
Earlier, De Jong has been heavily linked with a summer move to Manchester United.
With the Dutch midfielder eager to stay at the Camp Nou, Barca have asked him to accept a reduction in his salary – a suggestion the player has rejected.
However, when asked about the situation, Tebas insisted that players cannot separate themselves from “collective agreement”.
He said: “The players cannot be split from the team or pressured – it’s what collective agreement, the Law, reason, ethics mark.
“From there, Barcelona knows the rules and the responsibilities.”
De Jong is refusing to leave Camp Nou until Barca reimburses him for £17million in deferred wages.
The 25-year-old accepted a pay cut during the COVID-19 pandemic to help ease the financial burden on the club.
However, Barcelona promised to pay the money back in full over the course of his deal, which runs until 2026.