Barcelona had priority to sign Paul Pogba last summer but Juventus did not want to sell the midfielder at the time, claims Barca's sporting relations director Albert Soler.
"We reached an agreement with Juventus that we would have priority on any move for Pogba," explained Soler, who had visited Turin last summer in an attempt to complete a deal for the French international
"However, Juventus did not wish to sell at that time and we ourselves were electing our new President.
"The meeting in Turin served two purposes – firstly to give the elected President time to consider a potential signing and also to ensure that no other club signed Pogba in the meantime."
The 23-year-old completed a world record transfer to Manchester United this summer.