The Argentine media doesn’t always bring exclusive news on the future of Lionel Messi, and that’s why when they do, it’s worth our attention.

A report from ESPN journalist Leo Paradizo today says that Paris Saint Germain have been in touch with the father of the Barcelona star.

He claims the French side are trying to get ahead of the competition for the player, and are looking to make a move in January .

Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona expires in June 2021, and that allows him to sign a pre-contract with any club by the start of the year.

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Following Josep Bartomeu’s exit, Barcelona are now setting up a new board and only after that they’ll try to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the Camp Nou.

ESPN claims that PSG see Messi’s signing as a ‘double benefit’, as they’d sign one of the best footballers in history and would also give Neymar a reason to stay at the club.

But it isn’t said if the Ligue 1 side are close to an agreement, so it only looks like they’re showing their intentions for now.