Lionel Messi’s Barcelona future still dominating headlines

Lionel Messi’s future continues to be headline news in Spain as the fallout from Barcelona’s Champions League defeat rumbles on.

Mundo Deportivo’s headline is simple ‘Untransferable.’ The Catalan daily are insisting Messi is simply not for sale and is a “vital” part of Ronald Koeman’s project.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu has decided it is simply not good business to lose the club’s greatest ever player who is also a massive commercial asset.

The report says Barcelona understand Messi’s anger but if he asks to leave they will offer him a gentle reminder than he has a €700 million release clause.

Sport are also talking about Messi yet again and what would be a ‘Difficult Exit’. They reckon he needs to make a decision soon because pre-season is due to start on August 31.

The report also notes how Messi’s huge release clause makes things complicated.

Sport are also reporting on Saturday that Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus are all “on the look-out” for Messi.

The trio are thought to be the most likely options if the captain does decide to go.

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