Lionel Messi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cocaine with Lionel Messi branding seized by Peruvian police

    Sporting News "Peruvian police announced they seized 1,417 kilos of cocaine Wednesday that was packaged with images of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Not only was Messi's face plastered all over the packaging, but his name, the Barcelona logo and the seal of the King of Spain was also depicted, Peruvian..." March 23

  • Patrick Kluivert coy on Paris Saint-Germain interest in Lionel Messi

    ESPN FC "Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert has suggested the French champions might consider a move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi in the future if the Argentina international grows unsettled in Catalonia. Speaking with Spanish and French journalists in the mixed zone after PSG's..." February 15

  • Lionel Messi looking to the future at Barcelona as father Jorge claims there’s ‘no danger he will leave’

    The Sun "THERE is absolutely ‘no danger Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona’, according to the player’s father, Jorge. The Argentine ace’s season has been accompanied by numerous rumours that he is frustrated at the club, boiling down to the fact he has not been offered a bumper new deal like team-mate..." January 20

  • Lionel Messi: I'll stay at Barcelona as long as club want me

    Sky Sports "Lionel Messi has reiterated that he will stay at Barcelona for as long as the club wants him. The Spanish champions recently agreed extensions with Luis Suarez and Neymar, but are yet to reach a deal with Messi, whose contract runs until 2018. Barca's CEO Oscar Grau has suggested spending..." January 18

  • Lionel Messi will agree a new deal with Barcelona because they love each other, insists David Villa

    Daily Mail "Lionel Messi's former Barcelona team-mate David Villa believes it's only a matter of time before the Argentine's future is decided, and insisted it is 'unimaginable' that he will leave the Nou Camp. Messi's contract at his only professional club is due to expire at the end of next season, with..." December 28

  • Barcelona wants to make Lionel Messi the highest-paid player in the world

    Fox Sports "Not only will Barcelona aggressively pursue signing Lionel Messi to a contract extension, the club is also willing to make the superstar the highest-paid player in the world. Messi’s current contract with Barcelona expires in 2018, and rumors have circulated that the 29-year-old will look to..." December 20

  • Lionel Messi set to marry long-term love Antonella Roccuzzo as Barcelona star plans 2017 date

    Daily Mail "Lionel Messi is set to marry his long-term girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017, according to sources close to the Barcelona star’s family. The wedding is expected to be held in the Argentina international’s hometown of Rosario, where the pair first met when they were children through Messi’s..." December 15

  • 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

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