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Although that will be a very difficult task. “Messi has announced that he will not appear for training early next week,” sporting director Ramon Planes confirmed on Wednesday during the presentation of Trincao, a Portuguese flank attacker. “But the club wants to do everything in its power to keep the dialogue between club and player alive. We want to look for the best solution together. ” For Messi it seems clear: a departure.
And that could be one to England. The Daily Mail reported that father Messi – who represents the interests of the player – would already be in contact with old acquaintance Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Also The Times was able to report that City has been working for a week on a possible transfer from Messi to their club.
In addition to City, Manchester United and Inter are also heavily linked to the Argentinian star. Messi’s contract expires in 2021, but interested clubs can trigger the € 700 million clause before that date to loosen Messi. A clause that the player’s entourage says is no longer valid. Something Barcelona denies.