West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is hoping to be able to keep on-form loan midfielder Alex Song.
Allardyce believes the club has the financial power to fight for the Barcelona midfielder, who has reportedly been attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
“There are a considerable amount of funds available next season,” he said. “We can’t be spending that this season because we are at the extreme of that budget but next season is a completely new budget.
“It depends what Barcelona are looking for and what Alex is looking for and those negotiations will happen in and around that period.”