Lionel Messi's father and agent has met with FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu as well as his son on Thursday - here are the latest updates of the transfer saga.
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The 33-year-old did not show up for the standard pre-season medical and COVID-19 tests at Barca's training ground on Sunday as he attempts to force a move from the club.
Following the timeline here!
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Lionel Messi and his father have met where the agent informed his son about the talks with Bartomeu.
Latest reports claim Messi could make a u-turn on his decision to leave, because Barcelona will not allow him to and a legal battle could loom.
Messi's dad is said to have landed in Barcelona ahead of crunch talks with Bartomeu!
1 September 2020
Reports suggest that board members at Barcelona could be looking to try to help Messi find an easier way out of the club.
Messi's father preparing to meet with Barcelona president to discuss his son's future?
Shock report claims Pep Guardiola has told Messi to rather retire at Barcelona.
31 August 2020
Now, according to Goal, Messi has failed to turn up for training for the second day in a row at the Catalan club.