Lionel Messi has turned down the chance to take Neymar’s No 10 shirt at PSG, according to reports.
The French side are looking to act quick and sign the Argentine after it was announced he was leaving Barcelona.
Reports state that things are progressing quickly regarding a switch to the Parc des Princes, which would see Messi reunite with Neymar.
The pair played together for four years, three of those being as part of a fearsome attacking trio that also includes Luis Suarez, UK Mirror reports.
The trio retain a strong bond and talk away from football and Neymar is keen to have Messi play alongside him.
So much so that he offered him his No 10 shirt in Paris, only for Messi to reject in, reports Telefoot.
Instead the Argentine will assume the No 19 shirt – a number he previously wore at Barcelona.