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FC Barcelona have 3 Qatar 2022 Planet Cup winners on their shortlist of attainable signings this summer time, like their greatest ever player Lionel Messi, according to El Nacional.

With his Paris Saint Germain contract operating down on June 30, Messi has been linked with a return to Camp Nou exactly where president Joan Laporta are attempting to convince La Liga that they can make the deal perform by means of a viability program amid Economic Fair Play issues.

Messi has a €350 million ($375.five million) give on the table from Al-Hilal which he has currently accepted according to El Chiringuito, even though his father and agent Jorge Messi has denied there is any agreement in spot as has the Saudi club to Mundo Deportivo.

If Barca can handle to lure him away from the massive dollars and dress him in Blaugrana once more, they would of course land the seven-time Ballon d’Or holder on the similar type of absolutely free transfer which saw him wind up at PSG in 2021.

Elsewhere on the industry, even so, Barca could choose up his teammate, and the scorer of the second target in the Qatar 2022 final as Argentina beat France, Angel Di Maria for absolutely nothing in a related deal.

According to Relevo, there is a “95-98%” likelihood of the winger not renewing his contract at Juventus and moving on at the finish of the season, with former club Benfica interested in acquiring his solutions.

Final of all rounding off the trio of Argentine globe champions is Leo Paredes. The midfielder is also at Juventus, but on loan from PSG exactly where he previously shared a locker space with each Di Maria and Messi in the French capital.

But as he has no intention of staying in either Italy or France, even though, Barca could choose him up as a low price alternative if they can not afford to lure the likes of Martin Zubimendi or Ruben Neves.

The former Boca Juniors star has just 12 months to run on his contract, so his permanent Ligue 1 employers could appear to money in what they can prior to 2023/2024 as opposed to seeing him stroll with no getting a penny at the finish of that campaign.

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Primarily based in Barcelona given that 2019 right after six years in São Paulo, I have written on these subjects at length by means of previews and evaluation though possessing also covered match reports for tournaments such as the Copa America. As properly as writing for Forbes Sports, I edit Yellow &amp Green Football: a web-site on Brazilian soccer that is portion of the Guardian Sport Network and a companion of O Globo.

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