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Barcelona Make Last Gasp Attempt To Re-Sign Lionel Messi

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Barcelona Make Last Gasp Attempt To Re-Sign Lionel Messi

After all this, could Lionel Messi actually be about to stay in Barcelona? A report in Spain has claimed the club are certainly trying.

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When the tears were flowing on Sunday morning, many people finally accepted that Messi was actually leaving the Nou Camp after 21 years with the club.

As the press conference to say goodbye to the club's all time top scorer was going on, reports from France were claiming his move to PSG was all but done.

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Within those claims were the details that Messi would fly to Paris either Sunday evening or Monday to complete the talks and do his medical.

On Monday though, Messi was still at home in Barcelona, chilling out with former teammate Luis Suarez and maybe that's because he could yet be staying.

According to Spanish outlet La Porteria, and relayed by Journalist Joan Vehils, described a 'close' to club president Joan Laporta, the club have made a final attempt to keep him there.

The report says that the offer was made following the teary farewell press conference and the option is not 'completely closed,' with CEO Ferran Reverter said to be negotiating.

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After getting extremely emotional at his press conference, Messi received a late offer from Barcelona. Image: PA Images
After getting extremely emotional at his press conference, Messi received a late offer from Barcelona. Image: PA Images

Reports in France last night did claim that Messi had now arrived back in Ibiza, where he holidayed alongside some potential future teammates recently, to start negotiations with PSG.

As well as trying to re-sign their captain, Barca are apparently trying to block the Ligue 1 giants from signing the Argentina superstar another way.

Claims in Spain state that the Catalans have filed a complaint to the European Court of Appeal over the finances involved, and the Ligue 1 giants' ability to afford the player.

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Messi and Neymar look set to be reunited. Image: PA Images
Messi and Neymar look set to be reunited. Image: PA Images

There is one rule PSG are hoping to break if they sign the 34-year-old, and that's to make him number 30 in their squad.

Initially it was claimed he would take the number 19 shirt but now it looks like it'll be his first Barca number, 30, but at the moment in Ligue 1 that's supposed to be for goalkeepers.

Barcelona aren't the only ones hoping to stop the Parisians from signing the 11 time La Liga winner, with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur having been linked with the forward.

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Yes, Europa Conference League side Spurs were one of the teams to pick up the phone to Messi after it was confirmed he would be leaving the Nou Camp. Daniel Levy getting read to use that Harry Kane money?!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Barcelona, PSG, Lionel Messi, Transfer gossip, La Liga

Ryan Sidle
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