Ligue 1 giants PSG are rumoured to be the red hot favourites to secure a deal for the 34-year-old as part of a flexible two year contract in the French capital.
With growing speculation of a deal being close to completion in Paris, attention has turned to other factors related to his arrival, including what number he will wear at the Parc des Princes.
However, Messi rumoured to have rejected Neymar’s gesture out of respect, and he could be handed either his former No.19 or No. 30 by PSG as per reports from Marca.
Messi’s wore No.30 during his breakthrough season in 2004, before graduating into No.19 in 2006, and on to No.10 in 2008.