Breaking: Lionel Messi makes U-turn, set to stay at Barcelona

Lionel Messi

Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi is set to stay at Barcelona this season after talks with the Board hit a brick wall.

The legendary Argentine had sent a burofax to the club, stating his interest in leaving the club after a disappointing campaign.

He triggered a clause in his contract that allows him to walk away at the end of any campaign, but the Board argued that the clause expired in June, meaning his €700 million release clause remains valid.

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With Manchester City refusing to match the clause, the Argentine may have to wait at least one more season to reunite with former manager, Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

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