LIONEL MESSI is NOT due to sign for Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, according to reports.
The football world is eagerly anticipating the Argentine’s next move after he left Barcelona.
Lionel Messi could seen be fighting for the Ligue 1 titleCredit: Getty
Upon announcing his exit from the Camp Nou, Messi admitted that PSG were just one of several potential destinations.
But reports suggest negotiations with the Ligue 1 giants are progressing despite interest from the likes of Manchester United.
More talks between the two camps are expected in the coming hours as Les Parisiens make their case.
But a contract has not yet been agreed and PSG have no plans to present their prospective new signing on Tuesday, as reported by transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano.
It has been claimed a two-year deal worth £650,000-a-week is on the table for Messi.
Barcelona had agreed a similar deal with former talisman until LaLiga financial rules blocked the contract from being signed, due to the Catalan club’s cash crisis.
And, amid criticism of Messi’s decision to leave, the prospect of him playing for free has been dashed.
However, Barcelona have made one final offer to the 34-year-old in the hope of finally getting a deal over the line, as reported by La Porteria.
Even though Barcelona will save considerable amounts by not paying his wages, they are tipped to lose out elsewhere as a result of the saga.
Spanish outlet Sport quotes a Brand Finance report that breaks down an estimated £116m of lost earnings following Messi’s exit.
Some £65m of that will be via commercial income with £36m less coming in through merchandise sales.
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