Lionel Messi is yet to sign a new deal with Barcelona and publications reports that Patrick Kluivert the PSG director of football has contacted the player’s agent and father. It also adds that those connections are likely to be followed up.
Top players at Barcelona confirmed that the Argentine would choose to see out the remainder of his career with the club he joined when he was 13 years old.
Reliable sources report that the 29-year-old reportedly turned down a new deal in July to stick with the La Liga heavyweight because he was unhappy with Barca’s treatment of him during his tax fraud court case.
Manchester City is believed to be one of many clubs keen on his services. But whoever gets him may be required to fork out at least $1.3 million a week.
PSG, like other big European clubs such as Manchester City, have been put on high alert about the future of the 29-year-old when it emerged he had not signed a new deal.
The French Champions, who have won Ligue 1 for the past four years in a row, are owned by the Qatari government and thus have an enormous wealth – and Marca says they could even try and speed up the move next summer when Lionel Messi is still under contract at the Nou Camp.