Lionel Messi is reportedly pushing for Paris Saint-Germain to get rid of a player he is said to have fallen out with in France.
The 34-year-old joined the French giants as a free agent in August after 21 memorable years at Barcelona, during which he set multiple records and won six Ballons d'Or.
While he is yet to find domestic form with the Ligue 1 club, Messi has scored three goals in three UEFA Champions League outings, including a brace against RB Leipzig this week.
His performance in Europe this week led to Kylian Mbappe publicly declaring the Argentine as his favourite for the 2021 Ballon d'Or accolade, but there is one teammate he is reportedly not getting along with.
According to El Nacional, the former Blaugrana captain has fallen out with compatriot Mauro Icardi, whom he has suggested PSG should sell to the Catalan club in a swap deal involving Sergio Aguero.
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It is claimed by the publication that Icardi believes Messi not liking him is ultimately why he has not been selected for the Argentina national team since 2018.
The ex-Inter Milan striker was once among the most exciting up-and-coming goalscorers in European football, but has had a limited number of chances to succeed at international level.
In fact, Icardi has made just eight appearances for his country since his debut in 2013, and has never been called up for duty for a major tournament.
Messi is reportedly keen to see Aguero, who joined Barcelona in the previous transfer window, being brought to the French capital, with the pair known to be close friends having played together for the Albiceleste for so long.