Lionel Messi: Barcelona negotiations breakdown and renewal now 'almost impossible'

Lionel Messi's renewal at Barcelona is now reportedly unlikely

Lionel Messi is now reportedly likely to leave Barcelona after a breakdown in negotiations, according to Marca.

His contract situation looked resolved a few days ago and it was believed that Messi would put pen to paper on a new deal until 2026.

However, it appears he has now changed his mind.

Marca report that there was a meeting between representatives of the player and the club today.

Negotiations between the two club are now said to have 'reached a point of no return' that 'seems impossible to resolve.'

Marca end by saying that Messi has never been 'further from renewing with Barcelona than today'.

ESPN journalist Samuel Marsden has also heard the same, although he has not yet had confirmation from Barcelona.

While RAC1 are reporting that Messi told the club that he will not sign a new contract due to the uncertainty surrounding the club's project and financial situation.

Lionel Messi's renewal at Barcelona is now reportedly unlikely

Messi has been at Barcelona since 2000. He joined the club at the age of 13. He has gone on to score 683 times in 810 games for the club.

The 34-year-old has also won 34 trophies with Barca, including 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League's.

He's enjoyed some extraordinary success at the club and there is still a chance that he could extend his stay.

However, if these latest reports are to be believed, it seems Messi will not be extending his 21-year spell at the club.

Teams that may be alerted to this latest news surrounding Barcelona's future include Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

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