02 Sep, 22:53 (IST)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu travelled to Lionel Messi's house but in a bizarre fashion, turned away instead of entering. As per footage from Cadena Ser, The Barcelona boss pulled his car outside the Argentine's flat where he and his father are staying, but no one came out of the car before driving away.

02 Sep, 20:13 (IST)

Ivan Rakitic, who became the first Barcelona departure this summer, has offered transfer advice to Lionel Messi. The Croatian has insisted that the Argentine remaining in Catalonia is 'the best option for all players'. The 32-year-old, who joined Sevilla also added that he does not know if the 33-year-old will leave the Blaugranas.

02 Sep, 17:48 (IST)

Inter Milan are one of the teams who have been tipped as the favourites to land Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona. But club's sporting director Piero Ausilio has denied any attempts of signing the Argentine. 'We’re not going to sign Leo Messi. I don’t even know where are coming from these crazy rumours' Ausilio told Sky Sports.

02 Sep, 15:52 (IST)

Lionel Messi's father Jorge Messi has landed in Barcelona ahead of a meeting with Josep Bartomeu to discuss the Argentine's uncertain future with the club. According to El Chiringuito TV, the 33-year-old's father and agent have stated the six-time Ballon d'Or winner staying at the Spanish side will be difficult.

02 Sep, 14:38 (IST)

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font feels it is too late to keep Lionel Messi and has warned the club to let the Argentine leave on his own terms in hope that he may wish to return in the future in some capacity.

02 Sep, 12:35 (IST)

Lionel Messi's father and agent Jorge has reached Barcelona for a sit-down with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Jorge had earlier visited Manchester City to discuss a potential transfer of Messi to the Etihad and will reportedly try and deblock Barcelona's attempt to stop Messi's departure. 

02 Sep, 11:41 (IST)

Lionel Messi has agreed a five-year contract with Barcelona in a deal which will see him end his storied career at New York City FC in the MLS. How will the deal play out? Read Our Explainer

02 Sep, 10:19 (IST)

Lionel Messi has already agreed personal terms with Manchester City and will join the Premier League club on a five-year contract which will see him command a huge salary. Read Full Story

02 Sep, 09:26 (IST)

Lionel Messi has agreed a deal with Manchester City and is ready to join the club this summer, reports ESPN. The Argentine has agreed a sensational 700m Euros wage deal over a five-year period. City will now negotiate with Barcelona for securing the Argentine's signature.  

02 Sep, 09:05 (IST)

Hello and welcome to our live blog on Lionel Messi transfer news update. The Argentine shocked the world with his transfer request to leave Barcelona last week. Since then, Messi and the club have been at loggerheads over a move. Barcelona wants Messi to stay while the Argentine looks to have made his decision to leave the club this summer.

Lionel Messi dropped a bombshell on Barcelona when he expressed his desire of leaving the club through a burofax. The Argentine’s contract with the Blaugrana side is set to expire in 2021 but the 33-year-old wants to leave in the summer and believes that a clause in his contract allows him to do so. So as Lionel Messi looks for move away from the club he has spent nearly two decades at, we take a look at all the transfer updates and news related to his transfer. Lionel Messi to Join VFB Stuttgart? Fan Starts €900M Fundraiser to Help German Club Sign Barcelona Skipper.

Despite Lionel Messi wanting out, Barcelona are unwilling to let the club’s record goal-scorer leave for free and remain adamant that of any club wants to sign him they must pay his release clause of 700 million Euros. However, the Argentine’s representatives think that that is not the case and are expected to meet with the Catalan club this week. Lionel Messi Transfer News Latest Update: Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Set to Meet Ace Footballer's Father Amid Manchester City Rumours.

Manchester Coty are tipped as the favourites to sign Lionel Messi is he leave Barcelona in the summer. The four-time Premier League champions are willing to spend a huge amount of money if that is what the Blaugranas want in order to land the Argentine.

The 33-year-old is also interested in playing for them as it offers him to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola and allows him to compete at the highest level in his twilight years, something Barcelona aren’t able to provide in recent years.