PSG 'unwilling' to give in to Messi contract demands

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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly unwilling to meet Lionel Messi's contract demands.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly unwilling to meet Lionel Messi's contract demands.

Lionel Messi could leave Paris Saint-Germain as the club are reportedly unwilling to give in to the Argentine's contract demands. 

With just over three months left on his contract at PSG, Messi's future is subject to serious speculation as he has not committed to any club despite interest from various sides.

The French giants are believed to be keen on retaining the 35-year-old when his deal comes to an end in June, however, negotiations are understood to have stalled as the player's agent and father Jorge Messi was spotted landing in Saudi Arabia earlier this week.

Reports suggest that the representative was in the country to discuss a potential deal with Al-Hilal, which could reportedly match the huge contract Cristiano Ronaldo has with rival club Al Nassr.

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Nonetheless, the Argentina skipper's future now looks uncertain as a new report by RMC Sport now claims that his current club are not prepared to accept all of the demands being made by his entourage.

It is said that talks are still ongoing and Messi's salary is also under consideration, with the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner intent on agreeing similar terms to the club's best-paid player Kylian Mbappe.

Some people at the French club are understood to be reluctant about extending the attacker's stay beyond this season considering his decline and failure to perform well in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties against Real Madrid last season and Bayern Munich this year. 

The contract length is also under review, as two possibilities are being discussed; activating the one-year option to extend in his current deal or tying the South American to a new one-year contract with the option to extend for another season.  

United States outfit Inter Miami remains a lucrative option for Messi should he refuse to take a pay cut at the Parc des Princes, as PSG face the risk of Financial Fair Play sanctions if they do not balance their books.

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