Inter Miami and Barcelona approach Lionel Messi for summer transfer

RMC Sport report this afternoon that both Barcelona and Inter Miami have reached out to Lionel Messi’s entourage over the possibility of a move next summer, with the Argentine potentially a free agent this summer.

The forward’s contract expires at the end of a season but includes an option for a third year in Paris – it remains unclear what Messi himself intends to do, but PSG believe a final decision is unlikely to come before the World Cup.

Both the staff and the upper management want Messi to stay, with the 35-year-old having vastly improved this season after an initially shaky first season in the French capital. So far, he has 12 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, and has already surpassed his goalscoring tally from last season. Beyond the statistics, the Argentine also looks more at ease at the club and is linking together more effectively with his strike partners Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.