Barcelona president Joan Laporta is confident that his club will not be forced into paying excessive fees to try and emulate Real Madrid's expected transfer activity.
Madrid are close to tying up a world record deal for AC Milan's Kaka, with the likes of Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo also being linked with the Bernabeu club.
However, Laporta insists that his club will not be splashing the cash in a similar way.
He commented: "We are not going to show off by paying so much money for one player.
"I just hope that we don't have to end up paying these excessive prices for players.
"From Barcelona's point of view, we will try to be sensible and stay true to our criterion when it comes to this issue."