Three clubs made offers for Messi this summer

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi turned down three offers to move this summer, according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.

The publication claims that the 26-year-old, widely considered to be the best in the world ahead of arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, was the subject to three bids from unnamed clubs, including one which would have triggered his €250million release clause.

Messi, who has been at Barcelona since he was a child and has repeatedly expressed his desire to remain at the club until his career ends, apparently paid the offers no interest at all.

It is thought that the clubs in question are sponsored by Adidas, leading many to ponder exactly who could have stumped up the cash needed to finance such a move.

The immediate attention turns towards Barcelona's biggest rivals, Real Madrid, who are known for spending lavishly in order to bring in the world's top talent.

However with Cristiano Ronaldo already at the club and their much publicised protracted pursuit of the £86.5million man Gareth Bale, it's unlikely there was any formal approach from Los Blancos.

Others such as Bayern Munich and PSG have also been touted as potential suitors, but it remains unclear who exactly made the mind-boggling bids.

The newspaper also goes on to say that Messi is in line to receive an improved new contract from his club, one that will make him the highest paid player in the world ahead of Ronaldo.

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