Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly "exploring the possibility" of trying to finish a transfer for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi during next summer's transfer window.
ESPN's Julien Laurens reported Friday that PSG have retained interest in Messi since being one among the clubs to explore a deal within the summer before he ultimately remained at the Camp Nou.
Messi looked to go away Barcelona within the last window by handing during a shock transfer request.
Manchester City were strong suitors for Argentina , who believed he was ready to leave for nothing.
LIONEL MESSI will reportedly join Paris Saint-Germain next year when his Barcelona contract expires.
Journalist Daniel Riolo claims the legendary forward, 33, are going to be reunited with ex-Nou Camp team-mate Neymar, 28, at the Parc des Princes once his deal ends in 2021.
But Barcelona resisted and Messi agreed to remain for another campaign.
He is now expected to depart when his contract runs out next year.
And PSG has now been touted as a possible destination, with the French side already boasting Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack.
However, despite City’s reported continued interest, Riolo is adamant Messi WILL finish up playing alongside Neymar within the Paris .
He told RMC Sport: “Lionel Messi will be at PSG next year.
“I am being very serious. Messi will be at PSG next year.”
And Neymar made it very clear he wants to line up alongside Messi next term.
He told ESPN: “I want to play with Messi again.
“What i would like most of all is to play with Messi again, to be ready to enjoy him once more on the pitch.
“I’m sure that next year, we've to try to to it again.”