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Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Leo Messi makes ‘shock U-turn’ on Barcelona future

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, faces a defining day in his football career, with fresh reports claiming he will make a U-turn over his decision to leave the club.
Bruno Fernandes has called for calm on the back of Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, with the Portuguese pointing out that the Red Devils “were not the best before and are not the worst now”.

Bruno Fernandes opens up on José Mourinho’s jibes, fight with Victor Lindelof

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes says he will have to ‘pedal a lot’ to be able to be compared with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.

Michel Platini grilled by Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.
Sadio Mane extended his fine Premier League run against Bournemouth with a goal and an assist in Saturday’s game, meaning he now has six goals in his last four Premier League starts against the Cherries.

Sadio Mane may replace Leo Messi at Barcelona

The Catalan club is already preparing for a future without its longtime superstar, and the names of several highly-rated players have emerged as candidates to fill his shoes. But although replacing Messi is indeed difficult, Mane could be up for the challenge of filling the massive void the Barca captain would leave behind.
Lionel Messi can only leave Barcelona if his €700 million (£624m-$823m) release clause is met, La Liga have confirmed on Sunday.

La Liga: Leo Messi can only leave Barca if his $823 million release clause...

Lionel Messi can only leave Barcelona if his $823 million (£624m/€700m) release clause is met, La Liga have confirmed on Sunday.
Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski: I deserve to win the Ballon d’Or

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski believes he would deserve the Ballon d’Or if the award had not been cancelled for 2020.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Gary Neville: I hope Lionel Messi doesn’t do very well for Manchester City

Gary Neville cannot see his former employers at Manchester United joining the race for Lionel Messi and hopes the mercurial Argentine “doesn’t do very well” if he ends up leaving Barcelona for Manchester City.
Robert Lewandowski hit his 20th league goal this season as Bayern Munich climbed to second in the Bundesliga Sunday with a 4-0 romp at Hertha Berlin to trim RB Leipzig’s lead to four points.

Robert Lewandowski: I’d give myself the Ballon d’Or

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has said that if he were in charge of handing out the Ballon d’Or this year, he would award it to himself.
Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.

Inter Milan an option but Manchester City the rational choice for Lionel Messi –...

The agent who helped Lionel Messi join Barcelona admits Manchester City represent a "rational choice" for the player and has clarified his suggestion that Inter will sign him.
Lionel Messi “won’t retire anytime soon”, says Barcelona legend Rivaldo, but he may be tempted to seek a new challenge away from Camp Nou in “the next couple of years”.

Leo Messi: I can only win the next two Ballon d’Or with Pep Guardiola

Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona for Manchester City, so he can win the next two Ballon d’Or while playing under Pep Guardiola, Marca reports.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Bayern Munich make Lionel Messi transfer decision

Bayern Munich will not be making an audacious swoop to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona as they simply can’t afford it, according to club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.

Barcelona trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay – sporting director

Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.
Bruno Fernandes has billed Cristiano Ronaldo as “the most skilful player [he has] ever seen”, while the Manchester United midfielder has also recognised the “amazing” qualities of club-mate Marcus Rashford.

Bruno Fernandes: Cristiano Ronaldo always asks about Manchester United

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo regularly asks how things are at his former club when the pair chat.
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday, saw him equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

Rio Ferdinand: Frank Lampard pushing for Chelsea to sign Lionel Messi

Rio Ferdinand joked that Frank Lampard is pushing for Chelsea to sign Lionel Messi after news of the Barcelona superstar handing in a transfer request broke on Tuesday.
Former football star Ronaldinho arrived home in Brazil on a private jet on Tuesday, following more than five months in detention in Paraguay over a fake passport scandal.

Ronaldinho lands in Brazil after Paraguay detention

Former football star Ronaldinho arrived home in Brazil on a private jet on Tuesday, following more than five months in detention in Paraguay over a fake passport scandal.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Joan Laporta: Barcelona board look like they want to sell Lionel Messi

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hit out at the “incompetents” currently controlling the club, with Josep Maria Bartomeu accused of disrespecting Luis Suarez and looking to sell Lionel Messi.
Barcelona head coach Quique Setien has admitted that star man Lionel Messi was correct in his scathing attack on recent performances and that the Catalan club will not progress in the Champions League if they continue along their current lines.

Yaya Toure: Lionel Messi move to Manchester City complicated but possible

Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona for Manchester City is possible, claims Yaya Toure, but the former Blues and Blaugrana star admits that any deal for the Argentine this summer will be “complicated”.
Lionel Messi reportedly has Barcelona in “suspense” amid talk over his future.

Barcelona in suspense over Lionel Messi future

Messi, 33, has been linked with a move away from the La nLiga giants amid chaos at the club following their capitulation in the Champions League.

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