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PSG Chief confirms Messi’s renewal being discussed despite Inter Miami links

President Nasser al-Khelaifi has spoken out about Lionel Messi's future, amid reports that he could be on his way to Inter Miami this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has admitted that talks are currently ongoing with star player Lionel Messi amid reports of a possible move to Inter Miami.

The Argentine superstar is now in the final months of his contract at the Parc des Princes having joined on a free transfer from Barcelona in 2021 and despite his age, several top clubs have expressed interest in his services.

Notably, his former club Barcelona have recently expressed how important it would be to see him back at the stadium he spent most of his footballing career at.

The Parc des Princes’ would be keen to keep him at the French capital beyond this year due to his stunning form this season but their hopes of keeping him are under threat.

The 35-year-old remains the determining factor in the decision he has to make over his future as he nears the end of his career.

Recent reports suggested that he was close to agreeing a deal to move to MLS club Inter Miami and would become the highest-paid player in the league’s history. However, al-Khelaifi has admitted that discussions between PSG and Messi’s representatives over an extended deal are still ongoing but he is currently unsure of what will transpire.

As quoted by The Times, he said: “We are talking to him. We will see what can happen.”

Messi’s representatives have already weighed in over the Argentine’s potential future and talks over a switch to Miami. Speaking to CNN, Marcelo Mendez insisted that Messi was not in talks with the MLS outfit, despite reports to the contrary. “It’s false, it’s fake news,” Mendez said. “There is no negotiation for Lionel to join Inter Miami next season.”

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