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Barcelona legend Lionel Messi’s future has been thrown into further doubt because the Blaugrana cannot register new signings after already exceeding their wage cap, according to reports.
Messi is currently a free agent after his contract with Barca expired on June 30.
And although many expect him to pen a two-year extension at the Nou Camp, that is now reportedly under threat.
Barca are currently in financial disarray as a result of the pandemic, with debt standing at £1billion, and have been told by LaLiga to cut their annual salary to £300million from £331m.
According to Goal, the Catalan giants are operating beyond that figure – even without the Argentina captain signing on again.
The 34-year-old’s latest contract was worth a whopping £2.4m per week – or £123m per year.
But the report also adds Barcelona are not allowed to add new signings to their squad until they have made the necessary savings.
Paris Saint-Germain have tried to capitalise on the situation by offering Messi a lucrative contract, according to AS.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have joined the bidding war for Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga, who is also targeted by Arsenal and Manchester United.
The Ligue 1 side are expected to cash in on Camavinga this summer as his deal expires next year.
The Red Devils and the Gunners are reportedly eyeing up an offer for the young midfielder, with Fabrizio Romano claiming he could be available for as little as £26million.
But according to Get French Football News, the France international’s wish is to join PSG, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side are yet to make a formal bid.
They also state that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is pushing for a move, with the west Londoners in talks with the 18-year-old’s agent Jonathan Barnett.
And finally, Tottenham as well as Barcelona are interested in signing Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The same goes for Liverpool and Atletico Madrid as Insigne’s deal with the Partenopei expires next year.
Fabio Santini told Area Napoli: “To make the situation even more complicated is the intense competition for the player.
“I know for sure that there is a strong interest from Liverpool and Atletico Madrid on Lorenzo Insigne.”
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