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PSG to test Barcelona resolve with a world-record Messi bid

leo-messi2Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up the possibility of a move for Lionel Messi, according to reports in the French Press.

Le Parisien believe that Laurent Blanc’s men are one of few clubs that are capable of paying Messi’s release clause of €250m, and will go for the Argentina international.

The paper notes that the Barcelona forward is unhappy with Javier Faus’ comments about his contract renewal, has issues with the Spanish tax authorities and is uncertain about the arrival of superstar Neymar.

It a seems that PSG do not feel that Messi would be incompatible with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, despite difficult relations during the Swede’s spell at Barcelona.

Le Parisien points out that, since leaving the Catalan club, Ibrahimovic has repeatedly spoken of Messi as the best in the world and has stressed that his differences were not with the Argentine, but with former Blaugrana boss Pep Guardiola.