Lionel Messi is reportedly close to agreeing a new deal to stay with Catalan giants Barcelona beyond this summer.
The 33-year-old has be heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou and will see his current contract expire in eight days' time.
However, according to football journalist Fabrizio Romano, it is 'just a matter of time' before Messi signs a new two-year deal, with just a few clauses to be approved before an agreement can be reached.
The Argentina international was desperate to leave Camp Nou last summer after requesting a transfer, but he eventually stayed after Barca demanded that his £625m release clause was met before any transfer could take place.
The legendary forward is currently with Argentina at the 2021 Copa America and earned a record-equalling 147th cap in the 1-0 victory over Paraguay on Monday, which puts him level with former Barcelona teammate Javier Mascherano.