PSG give up on trying to sign Lionel Messi on a free transfer – report

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly given up on the thought of making an attempt to land Lionel Messi on a free switch this summer season.

There had been hypothesis that the French aspect would make a late provide for the Argentina worldwide after his contract on the Camp Nou expired.

Nevertheless, in accordance with Le Parisien the Ligue 1 aspect have now given up on the thought of reuniting Messi with Neymar on the Parc des Princes.

The sensation is Messi needs to remain at Barca, whereas PSG might battle to afford Messi as they’vealready signed Gini Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer season in addition to handing Neymar a brand new contract.

Messi is off on vacation now after main Argentina to Copa America glory, whereas Barcelona are busy looking for a method to afford the captain’s new contract.

President Joan Laporta has as soon as once more this week insisted that issues are progressing nicely nevertheless it looks as if a number of extra departures shall be wanted to make the numbers work.

A brand new report on Tuesday claims that Barca would be capable of afford Messi both by promoting Antoine Griezmann or by three of the crew’s high earners taking a 40% pay minimize.

Barca are stated to be “working laborious” to discover a purchaser for Griezmann who would like a transfer again to Atletico however that doesn’t appear to be a switch the Catalans will approve.

Griezmann is because of return to Barcelona coaching on July 20, after taking a break following Euro 2020, and his future on the membership might change into clearer at the moment.

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