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Football transfer rumours: Lionel Messi to make Barcelona U-turn?

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Today’s fluff is checking road signs

Nobody has the foggiest idea what the future holds for Lionel Messi, but that hasn’t stopped countless self-proclaimed “in the know” folk, including the Mill, engaging in wild speculation. The Mirror has got wind of tittle-tattle from Argentina which suggests the player may be pondering a Tory-style U-turn despite his recent announcement that he wants to leave Barcelona with extreme prejudice.

Despite reports that Wednesday’s meeting between Messi’s father and agent Jorge, and club president Josep Bartomeu ended in a stalemate, TyC Sports say Barcelona are ready to offer the player a new two-year deal and claim he is “90% certain” to stay at Camp Nou. While this doesn’t exactly tally with previous reports that he is ready to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, it may give the player’s representatives and his current employers additional bargaining power when it comes to negotiations over any potential move.

Continue reading…Today’s fluff is checking road signsNobody has the foggiest idea what the future holds for Lionel Messi, but that hasn’t stopped countless self-proclaimed “in the know” folk, including the Mill, engaging in wild speculation. The Mirror has got wind of tittle-tattle from Argentina which suggests the player may be pondering a Tory-style U-turn despite his recent announcement that he wants to leave Barcelona with extreme prejudice.Despite reports that Wednesday’s meeting between Messi’s father and agent Jorge, and club president Josep Bartomeu ended in a stalemate, TyC Sports say Barcelona are ready to offer the player a new two-year deal and claim he is “90% certain” to stay at Camp Nou. While this doesn’t exactly tally with previous reports that he is ready to reunite with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, it may give the player’s representatives and his current employers additional bargaining power when it comes to negotiations over any potential move. Continue reading…