Barcelona has been in contact with Lionel Messi about a return to the club when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June.
Vice president Rafa Yuste confirmed Friday that the club are looking into the possibility of re-signing Messi.
"I am still gutted he couldn't continue here," Yuste said at a news conference. "Of course I would like him to come back, because of what he represents on a sporting, social and economic level.
"We are in contact with [Messi's camp], yes. Beautiful stories should have happy endings, and there is a mutual love between the two parties."
Barcelona need to eliminate more than €150 million from their annual spending or raise money through transfers to comply with LaLiga's economic regulations.