The former Atletico Madrid star is unable to register as a Barcelona player until January 2016 owing to the transfer ban imposed on the reigning European champions by FIFA.
And Bartomeu admits the Turkey international will only be allowed to leave for a club that is not competing in the Champions League and only if head coach Luis Enrique gives his approval.
“(Loaning him out) is a possibility,” Bartomeu told Spanish radio station??RAC1. “But the final decision must be made by coach Luis Enrique and it must be a purely technical decision.”
When asked where Barcelona would allow Arda to spend the first six months of next season, Bartomeu said: “It must be a team not playing in the Champions League.???
The Barca chief also revealed their other summer signing Aleix Vidal, who joined from Sevilla, is happy to remain at the Camp Nou without the need to be sent out on loan for the first half of the 2015-16 campaign.
“He has already decided to train with the squad,” Bartomeu added.