Leo Messi no longer a priority signing for PSG, to focus on extending Mbappe contract (reliability: 4 stars)

Leo Messi is no longer a priority signing for Paris Saint-Germain, French outlet L’Equipe report. The Parisians want to focus on extending Kylian Mbappe‘s deal, with his contract running out in 2022.

However, PSG still maintain contact with the Argentine, it’s claimed. They believe that Messi currently has only two options in mind, continue at Barcelona or move to Paris. Manchester City is said to no longer be an option for the 33-year-old.

Leo’s contract with Barca expires in July. According to recent reports, the captain is open to staying at Camp Nou.

Leo Messi has informed Barcelona about his stay, according to Beteve.The Argentine has taken this decision even though the club’s formal offer hasn’t been submitted yet, the source adds.On Wednesday, it was reported by credible TV3 that Leo would like Barca to offer him a long-term deal while he’s ready to take a 50 per cent pay cut.Messi’s current deal with Blaugrana expires in July which means that he can discuss his future with other clubs.

Joan Laporta has had lunch with Leo Messi’s father Jorge, according to TV3.Although the president hasn’t yet offered Leo a new deal, the harmony between the parties is said to be good.Messi is likely to accept a 50 per cent pay cut so that Barca could land a world-class player like Erling Haaland in the summer, the source notes.Messi would reportedly like to be offered a 10-year contract consisting of 2 years as a Barca player, a few years as an Inter Miami player and another few years as part of Barcelona’s sports structure.Messi’s current deal with Barca runs until July which means that he’s already free to discuss his future with other clubs.

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