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Lionel Messi blocks Barcelona to sign Arsenal star Mesut Ozil

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk106 hits

Lionel Messi doesn't want Arsenal star Mesut Ozil at Barcelona The Germany star is out of contract at the end of the season and can leave the Emirates on a free transfer. Ozil, 29, is refusing to sign a new deal in north London under Arsene Wenger. The playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and Barca in recent weeks. However, according to Spanish transfer outlet D...Full Story »

UNCOVERED: Messi's stunning Barcelona contract - including transfer policy clause

Posted Monday, November 27, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com149 hits

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi's new contract carries two new - and significant - clauses, it has been revealed. Messi put pen to paper on a deal to 2021 on Saturday morning, which included a buyout clause raised to €700m. Diario Gol says the Argentine's salary is set at a base of €40m - but can jump to €60m based on titles and personal success. Messi has also been handed a mas...Full Story »

Valencia 1 - 1 Barcelona: Barcelona overcome Messi 'ghost goal' to draw at title rivals Valencia

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by PA69 hits

Lionel Messi had a legitimate goal controversially denied as LaLiga leaders Barcelona hit back to snatch a 1-1 draw at second-placed Valencia. Messi's tame first-half strike squirmed through the grasp of Valencia goalkeeper Neto and over the line at Mestalla but it was not spotted by the officials and, with the absence of goal-line technology in Spain, play was allowed to continue. In-form V...Full Story »

Messi in private: his wish for anonymity, siestas and his bad habit

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Marca.com66 hits

Lionel Messi opens up about his private life in an interview with MARCA. What remains of that child who arrived in Barcelona, aged 13 and full of enthusiasm? "My dreams and desires remain the same. Obviously, a lot of time has passed since then and many things have happened, both on and off the pitch." How has your family life changed, with the stability of your relationship with Antonella ...Full Story »

Leo Messi: My dream is to end my career at Barcelona

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Marca.com52 hits

Lionel Messi said his dream is to end his career at Barcelona following the announcement by the club that he has signed a new contract until 2021 and with a buy-out clause of 700 million euros. President Josep Maria Bartomeu had stated that a new deal was done over the summer but the club did not officially announce it with a photo until Saturday morning. "We had been needing to do the signi...Full Story »

Valencia vs Barcelona - Managing Messi threat is not straightforward, insists Valencia boss

Posted Sunday, November 26, 2017 by PA55 hits

Valencia boss Marcelino has no special plan to try and stop Lionel Messi in Sunday's LaLiga clash between the top two. Marcelino has rejuvenated Los Che this year and they go into the contest at the Mestalla just four points behind table-toppers Barca after eight successive victories. Predictably, the prospect of keeping Messi in check a concern is a concern for the 52-year-old former Villarre...Full Story »

Barcelona's Lionel Messi avoids talk of new contract at Golden Shoe awards

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by ESPN55 hits

Lionel Messi avoided the chance to clear up the doubts about his Barcelona contract situation as he accepted the European Golden Shoe award on Friday. Barcelona announced that Messi had agreed to a new deal until 2021 in July but the forward has not yet signed the contract himself. President Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed in September that the deal -- which consists of three contracts, one w...Full Story »

Messi's photo leads to criticism of Higuain's shape

Posted Friday, November 24, 2017 by Marca.com92 hits

Barcelona's trip to Turin afforded Lionel Messi the chance to catch up with his Argentina teammates Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain and the No.10 shared a photo of their chat afterwards. However, some fans flooded the comments section with criticism of Higuain's shape. "Isn't Higuain ashamed to come out without a shirt on?" wrote one commenter. "Tell your friend Higuain to lay off the McDon...Full Story »

Lionel Messi has one clear reason for blocking Mesut Ozil transfer

Posted Thursday, November 23, 2017 by Express.co.uk198 hits

Lionel Messi does not want Arsenal star Mesut Ozil BARCELONA star Lionel Messi does not want the signing of Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil - because he is too old. Barcelona have emerged as surprising frontrunners in the race for Ozil, who is looking increasingly likely to leave Arsenal when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. Manchester United are also in for the Germany international but, ...Full Story »

Valverde says Messi 'fine' just being rested in Barca's draw with Juve

Posted Thursday, November 23, 2017 by ESPN59 hits

Lionel Messi came off the bench in Barcelona's 0-0 draw with Juventus on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde explained he left Lionel Messi on the bench against Juventus to give him a breather as Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League knockout rounds on Wednesday. Messi came on in the second half as Barca played out a goalless draw with Juve in Turin, securing their place in the round of...Full Story »

Juventus 0 Barcelona 0: Messi benched but Valverde's men in last 16

Posted Thursday, November 23, 2017 by Goal.com42 hits

Barcelona benched Lionel Messi but sealed their place in the last 16 of the Champions League regardless with a 0-0 draw at Juventus. The LaLiga leaders were largely untroubled by last season's beaten finalists at the Allianz Stadium as they claimed a result that guarantees they go through to the knockout phase as winners of Group D. Head coach Ernesto Valverde sprung a shock before the match...Full Story »

Rakitic: I can't say 100% Messi staying with Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by tribalfootball.com45 hits

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admits he's unsure if Lionel Messi will be staying next season. Off contract in June, Messi's new deal remains unsigned despite terms having been settled for some months. Rakitic, speaking ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League tie with Juventus, declared: "Messi is a part of the club. I cannot say 100% that he will stay. I know there are fans who want t...Full Story »

Chelsea and Manchester City have lodged bids for Lionel Messi

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Express.co.uk184 hits

Chelsea and Manchester City are reportedly after Lionel Messi CHELSEA and Manchester City have both tabled offers for Barcelona star Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Eduardo Inda. Lionel Messi is said to have been unsettled at Barcelona in recent months and is yet to agree a new deal with the club. His current contract expires in the summer and he is yet to put pen to paper ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi and son Thiago face off on Fifa 18 as wife Antonella captures family battle

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk38 hits

LIONEL MESSI looks as focused as a penalty-taker as he battles his five-year-old son Thiago at Fifa 18. Both were clearly in the zone in a family scene posted on Instagram by wife Antonella - just as Argentina took on Nigeria in the real world. Lionel Messi and son Thiago only have eyes for Fifa 18 as they face off Messi senior was rested from that friendly after playing in Saturday's 1-0 win...Full Story »

Barcelona make Coutinho massive contract offer; Messi unimpressed

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by tribalfootball.com133 hits

Barcelona have tabled a contract offer to Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. After failing to prise Coutinho away from Liverpool over the summer, Barca will push to reopen negotiations later this month. The Catalans plan to send a delegation to Merseyside for talks at Anfield. Meanwhile, Don Balon says Coutinho - via agent Kia Joorabchian - has been assured of the terms he will be hande...Full Story »

Messi's oldest son already winning Clasicos with Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Marca.com64 hits

Lionel Messi's oldest son Thiago seems to be preparing himself for the upcoming El Clasico after the two played against Real Madrid on the PlayStation. With Thiago in his Barcelona jersey and Messi in his pyjamas, the pair enjoyed some video gaming time as both the Argentine striker and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo posted pictures on Instagram of the two playing together. The picture that wa...Full Story »

Fernando Alonso: Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by Marca.com72 hits

Even Formula 1 stars are wading into the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi argument, with Fernando Alonso throwing his weight behind the Real Madrid star. The McLaren man is a huge football fan and is a big supporter of Los Blancos, being officially presented as an honorary member of the club this year, despite actually being bestowed with that title in 2012. Due to his scheduling problems, he ...Full Story »

Messi apologises to fellow Argentine footballer after snap for not recognising him

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by Marca.com73 hits

Lionel Messi has apologised to fellow Argentine Sebastian Driussi of FC Zenit after not recognising him when they had a photo taken together. The Argentina squad are in Russia to play friendly matches and the incident took place at a hotel in Moscow. "I feel bad about it because I did not recognise him, even though I know him," said Messi. "When he asked for a photo I thought it was one of ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi's playlist of favourite songs

Posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 by Marca.com85 hits

Messi and his wife with the singer Maluma Lionel Messi is a fan of reggaeton and his preferred songs have been revealed after a new link-up between Barcelona and the music platform Deezer, where players list their favourite music. The 30-year-old also enjoys other South American music and a few months ago he attended a concert of the famous singer, Maluma, along with his teammate Luis Suarez a...Full Story »

Lionel Messi said he didn't know details of Neymar's Barcelona exit

Posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 by ESPN73 hits

Lionel Messi has told ESPN he was in the dark right up until the very last moment over Neymar's decision to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain. Gerard Pique and Xavi Hernandez have both revealed that they found out the Brazilian was off to France while they were at Messi's wedding to long-term partner Antonela Roccuzzo at the end of June in Rosario, Argentina. However, despite being br...Full Story »

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