Report: PSG Interested in Signing Barcelona Forward Messi

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi could be on his way out of the club, and numerous teams are already looking to join the race to acquire the Argentine on a possible blockbuster deal.

According to the Spanish-based publication Sport, Paris Saint-Germain is among the teams ready to enter into negotiations to sign Messi if he becomes available. The report alludes that the club would even go as far as completing a transfer deal to bring him to Paris. PSG has a clear ambition to win the UEFA Champions League competition, and even after coming up short in the recent final against FC Bayern Munich, it believes that Messi can help push it over the hump.

The Sport report also names Premier League side Manchester United and Serie A side Inter Milan as two teams that are also interested in signing Messi. The latter would not have a problem in orchestrating a mega-contract agreement with the Argentine.

At the moment, the situation surrounding Messi’s future with Barcelona is vague. He desires to leave the club as soon as this summer but such a departure will be complicated for both sides. According to Sky Sport‘s Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona is firm in its position that the Argentine has a €700 million release clause and will not let him leave via the free transfer clause embedded in this deal, which expired in June.

For one, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel would be on-board with bringing Messi to the club, as he alluded (via ESPN) to during his Champions League final post-game comments.

“He’s very welcome,” Tuchel said. “What coach says no to Messi?”

If PSG is able to sign Messi, it could very well be the final piece that it needs to pull off a successful Champions League-winning campaign.

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