LIONEL MESSI is IGNORING calls from Barcelona as he holds talks over a sensational transfer to Inter Miami, reports suggest.
The legendary Argentine has been linked with a switch to the MLS side when his current contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer.
Lionel Messi is said to be ignoring phone calls from Barcelona’s president
This is despite the clear desire of former club Barcelona to bring him back – with their season once again threatening to capitulate.
And according to Spanish outlet Sport, Messi has even been ignoring phone calls from a close negotiator to club president Joan Laporta – which would doubtless come as a huge blow to their ambitions.
Messi, 35, seems to have finally hit his stride in Paris, with 12 goals and 13 assists in just 17 games this season.
And while PSG would also like to keep him for longer, most reports on Messi’s future see it pointing else where
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Inter owner David Beckham hinted at a possible move for Messi months ago.
With this plan now out in the open the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and PSG star’s MLS franchise is said to be growing “increasingly confident” about securing Messi’s services.
Miami already plays host to a $9million apartment for Messi, who previously admitted a desire to one day play in America.
Messi has confirmed that the Qatar World Cup would be his final appearance at the tournament.