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Lionel Messi future

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020

Barcelona icon Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from the club amid difficulties on and off the pitch throughout the 2019-20 campaign.

The talismanic number 10 has been with Barca for his entire career, but disputes at boardroom level in addition to patchy form on the field and a humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich have led to him handing in a bombshell transfer request.

The Argentine's contract expires in 2021, but he is reportedly ready to launch a legal challenge which could see him leave on a free transfer, rather than be held to his £632m release clause.

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have been touted as a possible destinations for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action against Ferencvaros in the Champions League on October 20, 2020
Lionel Messi to extend stay at Barcelona?
Lionel Messi could reportedly extend his stay at Barcelona beyond next summer after Josep Bartomeu stands down as president.
Oct 28, 09:47
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action against Ferencvaros in the Champions League on October 20, 2020
Rivaldo calls on Lionel Messi to prove Barcelona commitment in El Clasico
Club legend Rivaldo feels that Lionel Messi has a chance to prove his commitment to Barcelona by producing a match-winning display against Real Madrid in El Clasico.
Oct 24, 09:32
Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action against Ferencvaros in the Champions League on October 20, 2020
Gerard Pique slams Barcelona board over Lionel Messi treatment
Gerard Pique heavily criticises Barcelona for their handling of Lionel Messi's contract situation over the summer.
Oct 23, 19:36
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured on October 4, 2020
Manchester City 'considering January move for Lionel Messi'
Manchester City could launch a £15m move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in January, according to a report.
Oct 18, 19:12
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in September 2020
Ronald Koeman hints Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona next summer
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman suggests that Lionel Messi will leave the Catalan giants on a free transfer next summer.
Oct 17, 23:57
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi 'agreed £225m Chelsea move in 2014'
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi allegedly agreed to join Chelsea in 2014 before plans were shelved by his father.
Oct 15, 23:07
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured on October 4, 2020
Ronald Koeman 'has made big impression on Lionel Messi'
Lionel Messi has been impressed by Ronald Koeman's work at Barcelona since the Dutchman arrived, according to a report.
Oct 15, 14:34
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured on October 4, 2020
La Liga chief: 'Lionel Messi exit would have been a mistake'
La Liga president Javier Tebas claims that Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona this summer would have been a mistake for all parties involved.
Oct 12, 14:21
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in September 2020
Manchester City 'to replace Sergio Aguero with Lionel Messi'
Manchester City are reportedly ready to let all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero leave for free next summer in order to create room for Lionel Messi to join the club.
Oct 12, 09:47
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in September 2020
Manchester City chief confirms Lionel Messi move is being considered
Manchester City chief Omar Berrada confirms that the club are considering another audacious swoop for Barcelona's Lionel Messi next summer.
Oct 9, 17:50
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in September 2020
Argentina boss insists Lionel Messi-Barcelona row is now "resolved"
Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is pleased to see Lionel Messi stay at Barcelona and insists that the row between the club and player is now "resolved".
Oct 8, 13:23
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in September 2020
Lionel Messi calls for truce with Barcelona after bitter fallout
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi says that he is willing to "bring an end" to his bitter fallout with the club and calls for unity going forward.
Oct 1, 07:58
Barcelona duo Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi celebrate a goal against Leganes in La Liga on January 20, 2019.
Atletico Madrid chief opens door to Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez reunion
Enrique Cerezo says "anything is possible" when asked if Atletico Madrid have any chance of signing superstar forward Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Sep 29, 17:48
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu pictured in July 2018
Josep Maria Bartomeu congratulates himself for keeping Lionel Messi
President Josep Maria Bartomeu feels that the Barcelona board deserve credit for retaining the services of Lionel Messi.
Sep 20, 13:20
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'could miss El Clasico in favour of representing Argentina'
Lionel Messi is seemingly in a position where he could rule himself out of representing Barcelona in El Clasico over featuring for Argentina.
Sep 17, 23:43
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Ronald Koeman: 'There is no issue with Lionel Messi'
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says that he has a good relationship with Lionel Messi, who attempted to leave Camp Nou this summer.
Sep 16, 09:49
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu 'demands Lionel Messi take a pay cut'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is reportedly prepared to ask Lionel Messi to take a pay cut, despite the recent tension between the two parties.
Sep 15, 09:30
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi to remain Barcelona captain despite transfer request
The club confirmed on Saturday that Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto will remain as the club's top four options for the armband.
Sep 12, 23:52
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for Barcelona on November 9, 2019
La Liga president welcomes Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona
Javier Tebas said the league had been 'worried, but not seriously worried' as Lionel Messi previously planned to activate a release clause in his contract.
Sep 7, 18:27
Barcelona's Lionel Messi turns up for training in a facemask on Wednesday, May 6
Lionel Messi reports back for Barcelona training after confirming he will stay
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi takes part in training with the club for the first time this summer after ending the speculation over his future last week.
Sep 7, 17:45
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi pictured in new Barcelona kit ahead of return to training
The club's all-time record goalscorer is now set to stay at the Nou Camp after signalling his intention to leave this summer.
Sep 7, 11:12
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Leonardo confirms Paris Saint-Germain were interested in Lionel Messi
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo confirms that the French champions "thought about" moving for Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
Sep 6, 23:24
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'still on strike despite Barcelona U-turn'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is still yet to turn up to training with the club despite reluctantly being forced to withdraw his transfer request.
Sep 6, 10:07
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona: A timeline of events throughout transfer saga
The Argentinian looks set to remain at the Nou Camp for the 2020-21 campaign.
Sep 4, 18:10
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona: The forward's illustrious career in pictures
The Argentina forward is staying at the Nou Camp.
Sep 4, 18:09
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
In full: Lionel Messi interview as he decides to stay at Barcelona
Read the full interview from Goal as Lionel Messi reluctantly decides to stay at Barcelona for at least another season.
Sep 4, 18:07
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi agrees to Barcelona stay for next year
Lionel Messi announces that he will stay with Barcelona for the 2020-21 campaign.
Sep 4, 17:02
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi's father insists player is allowed to leave Barcelona for free
The Spanish league had stated last weekend that it believed a buyout clause of 700million euros still applied.
Sep 4, 14:22
Antoine Griezmann pictured on June 23, 2020
Antoine Griezmann urges Lionel Messi to remain at Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann acknowledges that the Barcelona first-team squad want Lionel Messi to continue with his career at Camp Nou.
Sep 4, 09:46
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi transfer fee 'could be as low as £88.8m'
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi could reportedly be leaving Camp Nou in a compromise deal worth just €100m (£88.8m) during the summer transfer window.
Sep 3, 23:59
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi departure 'could be scuppered by transfer pact between top clubs'
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain may avoid making a move for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi due to a transfer pact between the financial powerhouses.
Sep 3, 23:46
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Andrew Robertson wants Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona
The Argentinian has been linked with a move to Manchester City.
Sep 3, 18:17
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'considering U-turn over Barcelona future'
Lionel Messi is reportedly considering reversing his decision to leave Barcelona during this summer's transfer window.
Sep 3, 09:24
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi's Barcelona future 'no closer to being resolved'
Jorge Messi - the father of Barcelona forward Lionel - reportedly makes no progress in discussions with club officials over the future of the Argentine.
Sep 2, 23:53
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts angrily to a challenge from Sergio Ramos during the Clasico with Real Madrid on March 2, 2019
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos wants Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos reveals that he wants Lionel Messi to continue his career at La Liga rivals Barcelona.
Sep 2, 23:24
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Agent: 'Difficult for Lionel Messi to remain with Barcelona'
The Argentina ace has been linked with a move to Manchester City after telling the LaLiga giants last month he wants to move.
Sep 2, 21:54
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'agrees £623m deal with City Football Group'
Lionel Messi agrees a £623m deal with City Football Group as the Argentine prepares to leave Barcelona, according to a report.
Sep 2, 14:35
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Victor Font: 'Lionel Messi, Barcelona must reach reasonable agreement'
Lionel Messi believes he should be allowed to leave the Nou Camp for free.
Sep 2, 13:51
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
A timeline of events surrounding Barcelona's Lionel Messi
The 33-year-old Argentinian said he wants to leave the Nou Camp after a glittering career with Barca.
Sep 2, 13:49
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi father lands in Barcelona for showdown talks
The father of Lionel Messi lands in Spain on Wednesday morning for showdown talks with Barcelona.
Sep 2, 09:46
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Inter Milan rule out summer move for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi
Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio rules out the possibility of the club signing wantaway Barcelona captain Lionel Messi this summer.
Sep 1, 19:38
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Barcelona board 'at odds over Lionel Messi future'
The Barcelona board are reportedly split over the future of Lionel Messi, who wishes to leave Camp Nou this summer.
Sep 1, 18:45
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Arturo Vidal, Luis Suarez 'only Barcelona players pushing for Lionel Messi stay'
Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez are reportedly the only two players who are pushing for Lionel Messi to remain at Barcelona.
Sep 1, 18:03
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'may need to miss a season in order to leave Barcelona for free'
Barcelona are reportedly confident that they will not lose Lionel Messi on a free transfer this summer, despite the forward's determination to push through an exit.
Sep 1, 14:22
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal on March 7, 2020
Barcelona presidential candidate admits Lionel Messi to Manchester City is "likely"
Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona to reunite with Pep Guardiola is a "logical" choice, according to Barca presidential candidate Toni Freixa.
Sep 1, 13:44
Lionel Messi celebrates with Pep Guardiola in 2012
Lionel Messi's incredible record under Pep Guardiola amid Manchester City links
Amid speculation linking Lionel Messi with a move to Manchester City, Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at the forward's incredible record under Pep Guardiola.
Sep 1, 12:39
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Manchester City chief 'in Barcelona for Lionel Messi talks'
Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain is allegedly already in Barcelona in a bid to negotiate a deal for Lionel Messi.
Sep 1, 09:56
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Barcelona 'to offer Lionel Messi new two-year deal'
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to offer a new two-year contract to Lionel Messi, despite the forward expressing a desire to leave Camp Nou.
Sep 1, 09:38
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi to be hit with £1m fine after missing Barcelona training?
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to hand a £1m fine to Lionel Messi after he missed the resumption of first-team training.
Sep 1, 09:17
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'no longer considers himself a Barcelona player'
Wantaway Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will reportedly miss the team's return to training as he no longer considers himself a Barcelona player.
Aug 31, 15:46
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Manchester City 'to offer Lionel Messi £450m deal'
Manchester City are reportedly prepared to offer Lionel Messi a £450m deal in order to leave Barcelona for the Etihad Stadium.
Aug 31, 09:13
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
La Liga backs Barcelona over Lionel Messi dispute
Lionel Messi had hoped to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer.
Aug 30, 14:40
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Lionel Messi 'fails to report to Barcelona testing'
Lionel Messi fails to report for coronavirus testing with Barcelona, leaving him out of contention to resume training with the Catalan giants.
Aug 30, 13:33
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Manchester City 'close to securing Lionel Messi signing, new Pep Guardiola deal'
Manchester City are reportedly close to completing a blockbuster double deal which would see Lionel Messi join from Barcelona and Pep Guardiola sign a new contract.
Aug 30, 10:41
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi release clause at Barcelona 'has expired'
The release clause of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, said to be £632m, is reportedly no longer active, boosting Manchester City's hopes of signing the Argentine.
Aug 30, 09:56
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Senior Barcelona figures 'expect Lionel Messi to join Manchester City'
Senior figures at Barcelona are reportedly expecting Lionel Messi to secure a switch to Manchester City before the end of the summer transfer window.
Aug 30, 09:14
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi to boycott Barcelona's first day back?
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will reportedly boycott the club's first training session back as he attempts to force a move to Manchester City.
Aug 29, 23:34
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pictured in August 2020
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'in Barcelona amid Lionel Messi speculation'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly in Barcelona amid speculation regarding a move for Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.
Aug 29, 23:22
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'has wanted Barcelona exit since March'
Wantaway Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi reportedly first signalled a desire to leave the club in March, five months before handing in a formal transfer request.
Aug 29, 13:05
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Barcelona's Lionel Messi 'willing to take pay cut at next club'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi reportedly accepts that he may have to take a wage cut at his next club if he is to secure a move away from the Spanish giants this summer.
Aug 29, 12:53
Paris Saint-German duo Neymar and Angel di Maria celebrate scoring against RB Leipzig in the Champions League in August 2020
Angel Di Maria joins Neymar in wanting Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain?
Argentine compatriot Angel Di Maria reportedly contacts Lionel Messi in a bid to convince the Barcelona forward to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 29, 09:34
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Juventus 'make contact with Lionel Messi'
Juventus reportedly make contact with Lionel Messi's father in a bid to instigate negotiations for the Barcelona forward.
Aug 29, 09:13
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi's father 'informs Paris Saint-Germain his son wants Manchester City move'
Lionel Messi's father reportedly informs Paris Saint-Germain that the Barcelona attacker wants to join Manchester City.
Aug 28, 23:48
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Josep Maria Bartomeu 'will only sit down with Lionel Messi to discuss new deal'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will reportedly only hold fresh talks with wantaway talisman Lionel Messi if he is willing to sign a new contract at the club.
Aug 28, 23:03
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Real Madrid players 'stunned by Lionel Messi transfer request'
The Real Madrid squad were reportedly left stunned when news broke that Lionel Messi had requested a transfer away from Barcelona.
Aug 28, 18:28
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Lionel Messi 'requests meeting with Barcelona'
Lionel Messi reportedly requests a meeting with Barcelona officials to thrash out an exit plan before the start of the new season.
Aug 28, 18:10
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
How Manchester City could line up with Lionel Messi
Sports Mole looks at how Manchester City could line up next season if Lionel Messi joins the club.
Aug 28, 15:59
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Shirt numbers available to Lionel Messi at Manchester City
Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers available to Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi at Manchester City.
Aug 28, 15:33
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Jurgen Klopp: 'No chance of Liverpool signing Lionel Messi'
However, the Liverpool boss would like to see the Barcelona star move to the Premier League.
Aug 28, 15:10
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Manchester City 'will not include Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez in Lionel Messi bid'
Manchester City will not be include Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva or Riyad Mahrez in any bid to sign Barcelona's Lionel Messi, according to a report.
Aug 28, 14:23
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Manchester City 'ready to offer Barca three players plus £90m for Lionel Messi'
Manchester City reportedly prepare to offer Barcelona three players plus £90m for club captain Lionel Messi, who is seeking a move elsewhere.
Aug 28, 00:00
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 25, 2020
Lionel Messi set to break silence after Barcelona transfer request?
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will break his silence in the next few days after handing in a transfer request, according to a report.
Aug 27, 23:47
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Newell's Old Boys fans eyeing Lionel Messi return
The 33-year-old came through the academy at the Rosario-based club.
Aug 27, 19:26
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu pictured in July 2018
Barcelona chief Josep Maria Bartomeu 'promises to resign if Lionel Messi stays'
Josep Maria Bartomeu is reportedly willing to resign as Barcelona president if Lionel Messi promises to remain at Camp Nou.
Aug 27, 18:12
Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot on January 26, 2020
Neymar 'asks Paris Saint-Germain to sign Lionel Messi'
Neymar allegedly asks Paris Saint-Germain to make an approach for want-away Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
Aug 27, 17:53
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi 'enquired about Barcelona's transfer plans before asking to leave'
Lionel Messi reportedly enquired about Barcelona's transfer plans - a question new manager Ronald Koeman was unable to answer - before asking to leave the club.
Aug 27, 15:09
Luis Suarez pictured for Barcelona in August 2020
Luis Suarez agent: 'Lionel Messi future will affect transfer decision'
The agent of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez suggests that his client's future will be linked to that of "best friend" Lionel Messi after the Argentine's transfer request.
Aug 27, 14:58
Barcelona's Lionel Messi pictured in August 2020
Lionel Messi deal 'would cost Manchester City £500m'
Any deal to take Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi to Manchester City would reportedly cost the Premier League club more than half a billion pounds.
Aug 27, 14:21
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Wayne Rooney: 'Lionel Messi could win Ballon d'Or at Manchester United'
The 34-year-old would welcome "the best player of all time" to England.
Aug 27, 13:50
Sadio Mane in action for Liverpool on June 21, 2020
Barcelona 'lining up Sadio Mane as Lionel Messi replacement'
Barcelona could target Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane as a replacement for Lionel Messi, according to a report.
Aug 27, 12:59
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Lionel Messi 'wants Neymar to join him at Manchester City'
Lionel Messi wants former Barcelona teammate Neymar to join him at Manchester City, according to a report.
Aug 27, 12:22
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Bayern Munich rule out Lionel Messi move due to cost of deal
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge rules Bayern Munich out of the race to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Aug 27, 12:12
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 25, 2020
Ronaldo urges Barcelona to keep hold of Lionel Messi
Former forward Ronaldo urges Barcelona and Lionel Messi to prolong their "strong relationship", despite the Argentine handing in a transfer request.
Aug 27, 09:57
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Barcelona legend Rivaldo urges Lionel Messi to join Manchester City
Barcelona legend Rivaldo claims that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ideally suited to get the best out of Lionel Messi during the rest of his career.
Aug 27, 09:34
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi 'will report to Barcelona training on Monday'
Lionel Messi reportedly intends to turn up for Barcelona training on Monday, despite requesting a transfer away from the Spanish giants.
Aug 27, 09:15
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi 'risks FIFA ban over Barcelona dispute'
A leading sports lawyer claims that Lionel Messi risks a FIFA ban if he does not resolve a contract dispute with Barcelona.
Aug 26, 23:42
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero on January 21, 2020
Sergio Aguero 'drops Lionel Messi transfer hint on social media'
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero seemingly hints on social media that he would welcome the arrival of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
Aug 26, 23:22
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Manchester City 'prepare three-year Lionel Messi deal with MLS clause'
Manchester City are reportedly preparing a three-year contract for Lionel Messi which would include the possibility of joining New York City FC at the end of it.
Aug 26, 20:54
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Paris Saint-Germain 'cannot afford to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona'
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly priced out of deal for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi due to his salary, which is more than both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe combined.
Aug 26, 20:30
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi's dad in Manchester to discuss City transfer?
The father of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is reportedly in England to discuss a potential transfer to Manchester City.
Aug 26, 17:57
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Ronald Koeman 'told Lionel Messi his privileges are over at Barcelona'
Newly-appointed Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman allegedly told Lionel Messi that his "privileges" were over ahead of the Argentine requesting an exit from Camp Nou.
Aug 26, 14:57
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Barcelona 'put £200m price tag on Lionel Messi'
Barcelona reportedly inform Lionel Messi that they have placed a £200m price tag on his services ahead of a potential exit from Camp Nou.
Aug 26, 14:12
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Barcelona "working internally" to keep Lionel Messi at club
The 33-year-old rocked Barca with his request to leave on Tuesday evening.
Aug 26, 14:07
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
What next for unsettled Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi?
Why does the 33-yer-old want to move on and what are the implications?
Aug 26, 12:55
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Clubs try to tempt Barcelona's Lionel Messi on social media
The news that the Argentine superstar has requested to leave Barcelona has set social media alight.
Aug 26, 11:47
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi makes contact with Pep Guardiola over Manchester City move?
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is interested in a reunion with former boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, according to a report.
Aug 26, 08:40
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain 'willing to pay transfer fee for Lionel Messi'
A report claims that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are in the running to sign Lionel Messi after the forward announced his intention to leave Barcelona.
Aug 26, 08:25
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Former Barcelona chief insists Lionel Messi cannot leave for free this summer
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta insists that Lionel Messi cannot legally leave the club for free this summer and urges the Catalans to hold out for a £630m fee.
Aug 25, 23:54
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Manchester United 'among clubs considering Lionel Messi move'
Manchester United are reportedly among the clubs monitoring Lionel Messi's situation at Barcelona following the Argentine's request to leave Camp Nou.
Aug 25, 23:41
An upset Lionel Messi on July 16, 2020
Rio Ferdinand claims Chelsea are interested in signing Lionel Messi
Rio Ferdinand claims that his friend and former West Ham United teammate Frank Lampard wants to bring Lionel Messi to Chelsea following his transfer request to Barcelona.
Aug 25, 23:29
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi's most impressive Barcelona records following transfer request
Following Lionel Messi's transfer request to Barcelona, Sports Mole provides a conclusive list of the talisman's most impressive records at the club.
Aug 25, 22:43
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Lionel Messi 'demanding to be let go from Barcelona on a free transfer'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is reportedly on course for a legal battle with the club after claiming that a clause in his deal allowing him to leave for free is valid.
Aug 25, 21:53
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: Who could sign six-time Ballon d'Or winner?
Following Lionel Messi's request to leave Barcelona, Sports Mole looks at which clubs could pull off a blockbuster deal for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.
Aug 25, 21:29
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi formally asks to leave Barcelona
Barcelona talisman and six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi reportedly asks to leave the club this summer.
Aug 25, 19:35
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Massimo Moratti: 'Inter Milan are trying to sign Lionel Messi'
Inter Milan have either already made a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, or will soon do so, according to the club's former president Massimo Moratti.
Aug 25, 09:32
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Manchester City 'assessing possibility of signing Lionel Messi'
Manchester City are reportedly looking at ways to table a bid for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi without violating any Financial Fair Play regulations.
Aug 24, 23:22
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Thomas Tuchel: 'Lionel Messi is very welcome at Paris Saint-Germain'
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel says that Barcelona's Lionel Messi "is very welcome" at Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 23, 23:46
Paulo Dybala celebrates scoring for Juventus on March 8, 2020
Barcelona 'eye Paulo Dybala as Lionel Messi replacement'
Barcelona identify Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala as a potential replacement for Lionel Messi, according to a report.
Aug 23, 19:48
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Chelsea 'exploring possibility of signing Lionel Messi'
Chelsea are weighing up a move for unsettled Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, according to a report.
Aug 23, 12:24
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Barcelona 'ready to demand £631m for Lionel Messi'
Barcelona are allegedly prepared to demand that Lionel Messi's £631m release clause is paid in full if they are to sell the forward this summer.
Aug 23, 09:34
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
PSG, Inter Milan, Juventus 'all ready to make Lionel Messi move'
Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Juventus are all reportedly prepared to make a bid for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi this summer.
Aug 22, 12:50
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Inter Milan 'determined to sign Lionel Messi'
Inter Milan are determined to sign Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, according to a report.
Aug 21, 19:07
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Lionel Messi 'tells Ronald Koeman he has doubts over Barcelona stay'
Lionel Messi tells new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman that he could leave the club this summer, according to a report.
Aug 20, 23:48
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Napoli in the Champions League on August 8, 2020
Lionel Messi 'meets with Ronald Koeman to discuss Barcelona future'
Lionel Messi met with new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman on Thursday, according to a report.
Aug 20, 19:47
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Ronald Koeman responds to rumours surrounding Lionel Messi's future
Lionel Messi's future at Barca has been called into doubt this season.
Aug 19, 18:46
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi set to stay at Camp Nou under Ronald Koeman
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu expects Ronald Koeman to take the Barca reins and has dismissed suggestions the Argentinian playmaker would leave.
Aug 18, 22:13
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Gonzalo Higuain warns Barcelona's Lionel Messi over Premier League move
Gonzalo Higuain warns Barcelona forward Lionel Messi about the physicality of the Premier League amid speculation regarding a potential switch to England.
Aug 18, 18:12
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Lionel Messi 'would only leave Barcelona for Champions League contenders'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will reportedly only leave Camp Nou in the quest for Champions League glory, but clubs will have to fork out €100m for the 33-year-old.
Aug 17, 23:33
An upset Lionel Messi on July 16, 2020
Lionel Messi: What does the future hold for Barcelona's talisman?
Lionel Messi has yet to agree a new contract with Barcelona, with one year remaining on his deal.
Aug 17, 15:11
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi 'has not asked to quit Barcelona'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has reportedly not requested a move away from Camp Nou despite the crushing defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Aug 17, 13:34
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi 'tells Barcelona he wants to leave this summer'
Lionel Messi reportedly tells Barcelona that he wants to leave the club following their humiliating exit from the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Aug 16, 23:10
Antoine Griezmann in action for Barcelona on July 8, 2020
All but four Barcelona players 'placed on transfer list'
Barcelona place all but four members of their first-team squad on the transfer list, according to a report.
Aug 16, 19:49
A shredded Lionel Messi on August 8, 2020
Lionel Messi 'considering Barcelona future'
Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi is currently considering his future at Camp Nou, according to a report.
Aug 16, 19:25
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Graeme Souness tips Manchester United to move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Pundit Graeme Souness tips Manchester United to make an audacious attempt to sign Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in the coming weeks.
Aug 16, 12:59
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Manchester City 'in pole position to sign Lionel Messi'
Manchester City feel that they are 'in pole position' to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona, according to a report.
Aug 15, 23:24
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi leave the pitch at halftime in 2017
Inter Milan 'to use Cristiano Ronaldo example as blueprint for Messi move'
Inter Milan reportedly plan to use Cristiano Ronaldo's impact at Juventus as a blueprint for a possible swoop for Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.
Aug 8, 18:38
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Josep Maria Bartomeu: 'Lionel Messi will retire at Barcelona'
President Josep Maria Bartomeu says that he has "no doubt" that Lionel Messi will end his career at Barcelona.
Aug 2, 17:38
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Inter Milan chief admits Lionel Messi signing is "fantasy football"
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta plays down suggestions that the club could sign Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi as "fantasy football".
Jul 29, 09:49
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Josep Maria Bartomeu has "no doubt" Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu remains optimistic that Lionel Messi will see out his career at Barcelona, despite recent reports that the superstar forward is looking to leave.
Jul 27, 09:21
An upset Lionel Messi on July 16, 2020
Lionel Messi demands change across "entire club" at "weak" Barcelona
Lionel Messi says that Barcelona are "a weak team" after a 2-1 defeat at home to Osasuna conceded the La Liga title to Real Madrid.
Jul 17, 09:13
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Josep Maria Bartomeu "has no doubt" Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona
Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp.
Jul 13, 12:41
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Inter Milan sponsor vows to help fund deal for Barcelona star Lionel Messi
Marco Tronchetti, the chief executive of Pirelli, says that the tyre company will "help" fund Inter Milan's move for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Jul 7, 12:38
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Josep Maria Bartomeu confident Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona
Josep Maria Bartomeu says Lionel Messi "wants to continue at Barcelona", despite strong suggestions that the superstar forward is growing unhappy at Camp Nou.
Jul 6, 09:56
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi 'still stalling over new Barcelona contract'
Lionel Messi still has no immediate intention of extending his contract with Barcelona after being irked by various off-field issues this year, according to a report.
Jul 6, 09:08
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Manchester City 'would consider Lionel Messi if Pep Guardiola leaves'
Manchester City would move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi if Pep Guardiola leaves the Etihad Stadium, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.
Jul 5, 18:13
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi leave the pitch at halftime in 2017
Rivaldo: 'Agents dreaming of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo link-up'
Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona to partner Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would trigger a transfer marker "boom", according to Brazil legend Rivaldo.
Jul 5, 09:49
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane on December 18, 2019
Zinedine Zidane responds to Lionel Messi exit rumours
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hopes that the allegedly unsettled Lionel Messi decides to remain at Barcelona.
Jul 3, 12:56
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Lionel Messi 'ready to leave Barcelona in 2021'
Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona when his existing deal expires at the end of next season, according to a report.
Jul 3, 09:49
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 25, 2020
Newell's Old Boys chief opens door to return of Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Newell's Old Boys vice-president Cristian D'Amico reiterates that the door remains open for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to return to the Argentine outfit.
Jul 2, 18:40
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi pictured on June 19, 2020
Lionel Messi 'will keep exit clause in new Barcelona deal'
Talks between Barcelona and Lionel Messi over a new contract are 'progressing well', according to a report.
Jun 21, 19:55
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring on June 16, 2020
Barcelona to offer Lionel Messi contract extension until 2023?
Barcelona are reportedly planning to offer talismanic captain Lionel Messi a new contract which will run until 2023, when the Argentine will be 35.
Jun 17, 23:35
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 25, 2020
Barcelona to open contract talks with Lionel Messi this month?
Barcelona reportedly intend to instigate contract discussions with Lionel Messi later this month.
Jun 5, 17:56
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal on March 7, 2020
Report: Lionel Messi's Barcelona exit clause expires
Lionel Messi's exit clause, which would have allowed him to leave Barcelona for free this summer, reportedly expired on May 30.
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