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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.

Lionel Messi hasn’t mentioned anything about leaving Barcelona – coach

Quique Setién has insisted that Lionel Messi has not mentioned anything about leaving Barcelona at the end of the season.
Lionel Messi could be tempted by a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, according to Rivaldo, amid fresh speculation about his future at Camp Nou.

Rivaldo: Lionel Messi would reunite with Pep Guardiola or play with Cristiano Ronaldo at...

Lionel Messi could be tempted by a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, according to Rivaldo, amid fresh speculation about his future at Camp Nou.
Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, defended his decision not to play Antoine Griezmann until injury-time for Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona coach denies humiliating Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, defended his decision not to play Antoine Griezmann until injury-time for Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann was limited to a brief cameo on Tuesday as Barcelona and Atlético Madrid battled to a 2-2 draw in a match that could prove vital to the LaLiga title race.

Barcelona boss defends his decision to bench Antoine Griezmann against Atletico Madrid

Barcelona manager Quique Setien has defended his decision to drop Antoine Griezmann to the bench until injury-time in the 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid in the La Liga on Tuesday evening at the Camp Nou.
Real Mallorca teenager Luka Romero, who has been nicknamed the ‘Mexican Messi’, could become the youngest ever player in La Liga.

Mallorca starlet to become youngest ever La Liga player

Real Mallorca teenager Luka Romero, who has been nicknamed the ‘Mexican Messi’, could become the youngest ever player in La Liga.
Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Barcelona coach keen on Neymar’s return

Barcelona coach Quique Setien says he would love to coach Neymar and would be “delighted” if the Brazilian returns to the club from Paris Saint-Germain.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi wearing a protective face mask and gloves at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground for COVID-19 tests following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Barcelona, Spain, May 6, 2020. FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi prefers not to over-think risk of infection as La Liga return looms

Lionel Messi believes he is better off not thinking too much about the risk of being infected by the coronavirus as Spanish soccer clubs step up their return to activity, saying he looks forward to getting back to playing matches.
Kylian Mbappe was absent from Paris Saint-Germain training once again on Tuesday, as he continues to struggle with a throat infection ahead of a Champions League showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Ian Wright explains why Kylian Mbappe could join Liverpool

Ian Wright believes Kylian Mbappe could join Liverpool in the near future because the club is now at a level where he could go to. Mbappe has been linked with a sensational move to Anfield in the past few months following some stunning performances for Paris Saint-Germain.
Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi, could play until he is almost 40, according to long-time Barcelona team-mate Xavi.

Xavi Hernandez: Lionel Messi won’t retire until he is 40

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 32, was in typically stellar form for Barca this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to proceedings.
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Bojan Krkic: Barcelona ‘betraying the plan that made us great’

Barcelona need to stop “improvising” in the transfer market, says Bojan Krkic, with the Camp Nou giants urged to revert back to the “plan” which served them well in the past when home-grown talent was mixed with experienced recruits.
Lionel Messi is reportedly becoming ‘worried’ that problems at Barcelona are beginning to mirror his international career with Argentina.

Barcelona boss vows Lionel Messi will stay at Camp Nou

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has claimed football was out of control before the global crisis - as he remained steadfast that Lionel Messi will extend his Camp Nou stay.
Manchester United’s Luke Shaw has named Victor Moses as the toughest player he has faced in his career.

Luke Shaw names Victor Moses as toughest player he has faced

Shaw and Moses faced each other twice during the 2012-2013 season, in the Premier League and FA Cup, with Chelsea winning both games.
Always the lightning rod for controversy, Neymar Jr.’s arrival was highly anticipated. Last summer, he famously arrived after his teammates much to the chagrin of Leonardo but this time, Neymar showed up right on time and with a new blonde hairstyle.

Real Madrid still dream of signing former Barca player Neymar

Football agent Wagner Ribeiro, who has been involved in huge transfers like Kaka, Robinho, and Neymar, spoke to ESPN’s ‘Canal do Nicola’. He admitted that Real Madrid unsuccessfully attempted bringing Neymar to the club several times.
Lionel Messi has given the green light to Barcelona to complete a switch for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez‘ during the summer transfer window.

Argentine legend advises Lautaro Martinez to join Barcelona

Argentine legend Mario Kempes believes Lautaro Martinez should consider the prospect of joining Barcelona from Inter Milan during the summer transfer window.
Rio Ferdinand has admitted he felt embarrassed after Manchester United lost the 2011 Champions League final to Barcelona.

Rio Ferdinand: Lionel Messi embarrassed Manchester United in Champions League final at Wembley

Rio Ferdinand has admitted he felt embarrassed after Manchester United lost the 2011 Champions League final to Barcelona.

Yaya Toure: Last World Cup produced the best-attacking midfielders

“I explain. I am happy to have been able to find players who cannot always express themselves freely and are loved when at the top of their artistic performance. To watch when I was a child. You know, those who were observed caress the ball delicately. With them, it seems that everything is always easy, even impossible.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi will stay for life if Barcelona build around him

Lionel Messi will want to stay at Barcelona “for his whole life”, says Luis Suarez, but those at Camp Nou need to show ambition in the transfer market and build around a talismanic figure.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Gerard Pique: Lionel Messi better than Diego Maradona

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says that Lionel Messi’s consistency makes him a better player than Diego Maradona.

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