Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are looking to tie down football superstar Lionel Messi to a two-year renewal deal before his contract expires next summer.
According to Mundo Deportivo, PSG manager Christophe Galtier approves of renewing Messi after his excellent start to the season.
Earlier reports indicated Messi wanted to return to Barcelona once his contract expired with Les Parisiens.
However, the report states that Messi won’t mind renewing with PSG as they are willing to maintain his high salary.
In a piece of related news, Kylian Mbappe and a Lionel Messi in vintage form both scored twice as PSG crushed Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 7-2 on Tuesday to secure a place in the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) with one group game to spare.
Neymar was on target too, and the Brazilian also forced an own goal from Maccabi defender Sean Goldberg before Carlos Soler completed the rout as the Parisians netted seven times in a UCL game for the first time since November 2017.
The win means PSG have qualified from Group H along with Benfica, although it will go down to next week’s final matchday to decide who advances in first place and therefore benefits from a theoretically kinder draw in the next round.