Barca update on Messi's contract


FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has provided an update on the contract talks with Lionel Messi.

The Argentine's contract with the Catalan giants expires next month and he continues to be linked with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Laporta confirmed on Friday that talks between the two parties have been progressing

"Messi's new contract is going well, but it has not been done," the Barca president said, as per Goal.

"We must continue working with all the executives involved. We will make a proposal that sits within the possibilities of the club.

"The relationship is good. We are preparing whatever is necessary within the possibilities of the club for Leo to continue.

"We have made an offer within the possibilities of Barca.

"Leo surely deserves much more and can achieve more. But, because of his desire to make Barca great, I think he is appreciating the effort being made and I think he is very excited to continue.

"It is not a question of money, it is a team project with the possibility of winning everything. We have moderate optimism."

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