Paris Saint-Germain are struggling to move forward with their talks over the renewal of Lionel Messi due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) concerns.
The Argentine’s current deal expires in the summer, and his future has been a subject of intense speculation.
There have been various reports over the World Cup winner’s future, with some stating that he would be willing to continue with Les Parisiens, while rumours in recent times are linking him with a move to Barcelona.
A new report from L’Equipe states that PSG cannot afford to keep Messi next season because of FFP.
Having already been found guilty of breaching FFP, Les Parisiens are looking to avoid landing in troubled waters again.
One of the measures will be trimming a bloated wage bill, with PSG currently boasting some of the highest-paid footballers in Europe.
Messi could be a casualty alongside Sergio Ramos, who is among the top earners and out of contract in the summer.
PSG’s elimination from the Champions League in the round of 16 this season may force them to reevaluate their transfer plans.
Les Parisiens football advisor Luis Campos may be ready to part ways with some of the ageing stars and make way for younger talents.
The news will come as a boost for the Blaugrana, who appear to be keen on reuniting with the legendary forward.
However, Barca need to make significant efforts on the financial side to facilitate his return.
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