A Barcelona club chief has confirmed news relating to Lionel Messi that will likely excite fans around the world.
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Rumours of a potential return to the Catalan side for the Argentine appear to be heating up, with Blaugrana vice-president Rafael Yuste having now stated that they are in contact with their all-time top goalscorer's camp.
"Leo [Messi] and his family know the affection I have for them," he told Sport.
"I participated in the negotiations that unfortunately did not lead to success. I have the thorn in me that Leo could not continue in our club. If we are talking about Masia and grassroots football, we are talking about Messi.
"Of course, I would love to see him come back. For what it could represent at a sporting, social and economic level.
"We are in contact with them, yes."
Yuste went on to say he hoped "that all the conditions can fit together so that this story of mutual love ends with Messi at Barca. When you're in love and you separate from someone, you always want to continue in love. Even if you lose contact. We will always be in love with Leo and he will be in love with Barca and the city of Barcelona. I am one of those who thinks that destiny is wise."
Messi has a contract at Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the season and is yet to reach an agreement with the French club over a renewal.
In continuing, Yuste admitted the Spanish giants would accelerate talks with the seven-time Ballon d'Or if LaLiga allows it from a financial point of view.
"There are two months left in which we have to work, especially Mateu [Alemany] and Jordi [Cruyff], to first present our viability plan to [LaLiga president Javier] Tebas," he added.
"Then, if the conditions are met, because Leo is a PSG player and I wouldn't like to say anything else my tastes and desires, we would enter into the possibility of welcoming him. We do not want to meddle in the day-to-day life of PSG."
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