Messi rejects Barca renewal?

Lionel Messi has reportedly rejected Barcelona’s first offer of a new contract but is in no hurry to reach an agreement.

According to AS, Messi knocked back an extension worth between €30 and €35m net after “months” of talks between him and Barca.

However, the newspaper notes negotiations “are still alive” and both parties “should find a meeting point” in the next few weeks.

The Argentine, whose current deal expires next summer, is top goalscorer in La Liga and the Champions League, despite the Blaugrana no longer being in Europe.

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