Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Messi unwilling to negotiate with Barcelona

    Pro Soccer Talk "Lionel Messi in club colors other than the Blaugranas? That’s the takeaway from a Marca report claiming that the world’s greatest attacker turned down an extension at Barcelona this summer with the possibility of seeing out his contract, which expires after next season. It also says his..." November 16

  • Lionel Messi calls for 'respect' as he leads Argentina media boycott after drug accusations levelled at teammate

    Daily Mirror "Lionel Messi called for respect as he led his entire Argentina squad in boycotting the media following numerous allegations against players. The striker and his 25 teammates staged a protest following their 3-0 home win over Colombia on Tuesday evening. Despite inspiring the victory by..." November 16

  • Furious Barcelona star Lionel Messi in tunnel bust-up after Manchester City loss

    Daily Star "The Argentine superstar was left fuming when a Manchester City player mocked him as the two sides headed to the dressing rooms following the 3-1 win for Pep Guardiola's men. It is understood Messi headed towards the home changing room to confront the player responsible, who has not been..." November 02

  • Reports linking Luis Suarez to Manchester United played down by Barcelona's Josep Maria Bartomeu

    Sky Sports "Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has played down reports linking Manchester United to a move for Luis Suarez amid ongoing contract talks. According to some media outlets, Jose Mourinho is considering a £135m move for the Uruguayan striker in the upcoming transfer windows. However,..." November 01

  • Manchester City expect Lionel Messi to finish career at Barcelona

    ESPN FC "Manchester City would "open the doors" to Lionel Messi if he ever decided to leave Barcelona, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano. The Argentina international striker showed why City boss Pep Guardiola believes he is the best player in the world after his hat trick in the 4-0 victory..." October 20

  • Pep Guardiola says Lionel Messi may want a 'new experience' at some point

    Sky Sports "Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he hopes Lionel Messi finishes his career at Barcelona but does not think a move to England is completely out of the question. And Guardiola implied that he would be among the many suitors sure to target the brilliant Argentine, were he to decide on a..." October 19

  • Pep Guardiola: I never called Lionel Messi for Manchester City

    ESPN FC "Pep Guardiola has admitted he tried to sign Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the summer before eventually signing his teammate Claudio Bravo. But the Manchester City boss denied reports that he had tried to take four of his former Barca players to the Etihad in the summer, including Lionel..." October 18

  • Lionel Messi out three weeks with groin injury suffered vs. Atletico

    ESPN FC "Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi will be out of action for about three weeks after injuring his groin in Barca's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday at Camp Nou. With manager Luis Enrique's Barca side leading by one goal in the second half, the Argentine dropped to the ground..." September 21

  • Barcelona's #WeAreAllMessi campaign is, at best, misguided

    Fox Sports "Lionel Messi was convicted of tax fraud. Three counts of it. And he was handed a 21-month prison sentence (although he will likely avoid any jail time). It was the conclusion of a long, drawn out criminal case that saw his financial dealings investigated by the authorities for years and then..." July 09

  • Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona after tax verdict - Javier Tebas

    ESPN FC "The president of the Spanish football league says he is worried that Lionel Messi could leave to play in another country after being found guilty of tax fraud. Javier Tebas has also defended Messi's innocence two days after a court ruled the Barcelona forward and his father defrauded the..." July 09

  • Chelsea ready to pounce for Lionel Messi transfer after initial talks

    Metro "Chelsea could be ready to pounce for the ambitious transfer of Lionel Messi after Roman Abramovich held talks with the Barcelona star’s father on his yacht. The Blues are keeping tabs on the Argentine’s uncertain situation at the Nou Camp as he feels disappointed not to have had more support..." July 09

  • Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

    BBC "His father, Jorge Messi, was also given a jail term for defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.5m; $4.5m) between 2007 and 2009. They also face millions of euros in fines for using tax havens in Belize and Uruguay used to conceal earnings from image rights. However, they are likely to avoid..." July 06

  • Lionel Messi admits Argentina FA criticism a mistake before Copa finals

    ESPN FC "Argentina striker Lionel Messi admitted he made a mistake with his vocal criticism of his country's FA, but refused to use the situation as an excuse should the Albiceleste lose their Copa America finals rematch against Chile on Sunday. The Barcelona star made his feelings clear about the AFA..." June 25

  • Ronaldo, Messi top Forbes list of best-earning athletes

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made the most money in the sports world in 2015, and no other soccer player comes close to La Liga’s duo. Ronaldo made about $128 million, while Messi hauled in more than $118 million. In both of their cases, salary is significantly higher than endorsements " June 08

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