Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted that Barcelona star Lionel Messi "will always be on the list" of players of interest to the French champions and that "a seat is reserved" in the event that the legendary Argentine leaves Camp Nou.

Messi, 33, is free to negotiate with interested clubs at present ahead of a potential free transfer move this summer and he is expected to wait to see the outcome of the next presidential election at Barcelona before deciding on his next move.