The contract saga has dragged on for the last few months, with Alves's agent openly criticising the Spanish outfit.
The Brazilian's current deal expires at the end of this season and it appears increasingly likely that he will seek pastures new.
"There are just a few months left on my contract. If things work out negatively, that's life," he told TV3.
The 31-year-old defender joined Barca from Sevilla in 2008.