Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to face all the inevitable difficulties, astronomical sums of money and pretty much all the odds to make dream a reality and sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
According to l'Equipe, PSG's Qatari owners have decided to 'try their luck' at convincing the Camp Nou club to part with their prized possession and have already made their plans known to the four-time Ballon d'Or winner's camp.
The report says president Nasser Al-Khelaifi knows any deal is highly unlikely but wants to make an attempt at completing a transfer that would help him achieve his vision of making PSG the world's leading football club.
Understandably, Barcelona ruled any sale out and new club President Josep Maria Bartomeu even doubted whether Messi would ever leave the catalan club, where he was "practically born".
Messi only signed a new deal earlier this season to keep him at the Primera Division champions until at least the summer of 2018 and make him one of the highest-paid footballers in world football.
"Messi is so happy here that I doubt he wants to leave Barcelona," Bartomeu is quoted as saying by Marca.
"He is a player that was practically born here because he arrived when he was just 13 and I have always heard him say that he wants to finish his career here".