Barcelona are exploring ways to bring Lionel Messi back to Catalonia next year, sources have confirmed to 90min.

Messi left Barcelona in emotional fashion in 2021 following 17 seasons and nearly 800 games after the club's financial woes prevented them from handing him a new contract. He then joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

His first year in the French capital was one of the least prolific of his career, but this term he looks back to his best and that has led to many Barça fans hoping that he could yet return to the club.