Messi to renew with Barca

Lionel Messi is on the verge of signing a new long-term contract at Barcelona, according to various reports across the Spanish press.

Marca, Diario AS, El Mundo Deportivo and Diario Sport all refer to the renewal on their front pages on Wednesday, with Messi expected to put pen to paper on a new deal until June 2021, with the option of an extra year.

The 30-year-old’s current deal at the Camp Nou was set to expire in June 2018 but first reports of the renewal came from Cadena Cope, who stated the announcement would be made later this month.

The Argentine star does not arrive back to preseason training with the club until the middle of July and the new release clause in his deal is said to be put at €300m.

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