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Lionel Messi did not turn up for the start of pre-season, and his father is reportedly travelling to Barcelona for crunch talks while LaLiga have released a shock statement on the saga – find all latest Messi transfer updates here!

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Messi's father is travelling to Barcelona for crunch talks!

Jorge Messi is reportedly travelling to Barcelona and wants to meet president Josep Maria Bartomeu to discuss the player's exit.

LaLiga drop bombshell and side with Barca!

LaLiga have released a statement supporting Barcelona's stance on the Messi situation. Full story: LaLiga Release Surprise Statement On Messi Saga

Messi did not turn up for medical tests

The captain has made a public statement by staying away from the club's medical tests ahead of the start of pre-season.

Messi's father told PSG he wants Man City

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be keen on joining the race for Messi, but his father has reportedly told PSG sporting director Leonardo that his son has his eyes on City.

Staying quiet 

Contrary to reports on Thursday, Messi will not speak about his decision any time soon. 

Messi to break his silence 

Reports coming from Argentina and Spain have suggested that Messi will soon speak publicly for the first time since asking to leave. 

Could he stay? 

It has been reported that president Bartomeu is willing to leave Barcelona if Messi publicly announces he will continue at the Catalan giants. 

Messi spotted for the first time in public since transfer request! 

The Barcelona captain was pictured out and about for the first time since asking to leave the club, going out with Luis Suarez for a bite to eat. 

Special Guardiola demand 

Rumours suggest that Messi will only join the Citizens if Guardiola extends his contract with the club, with the Spaniard's current deal in England expiring in 2021. 

City remain favourites 

Despite PSG and Manchester United being linked, Guardiola's City reportedly still have the best chance to sign Messi. 

Barca fans storm Camp Nou on Wednesday night

A few furious Barcelona fans made their way into the Camp Nou and shouted for president Bartomeu to resign, with proceedings becoming more and more heated.

No going back! 

It was reported on Wednesday that Messi has no intention of staying at Barcelona, and will leave even if Bartomeu resigns in a bid to keep the Argentine from making an exit. 

A meeting to discuss a way forward... 

Rumours suggest that Bartomeu will attempt to discuss matters with Messi, and is desperate to avoid getting into a legal battle with the reported City target. 

Barca break silence on Messi situation

Presidential candidate files vote of no confidence against Bartomeu

Jordi Farre, an FC Barcelona presidential candidate, has confirmed that he filed a vote of no confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board on Wednesday morning.

Swap deal with Jesus?

Speculation suggests that Messi has been in touch with his former boss Guardiola, and that he could be involved in a swap-deal-plus-cash move involving Gabriel Jesus. 

Barca fans protested outside club's offices

In response to rumours that the Argentine has demanded an exit, Barcelona fans protested outside of the club's offices to show their displeasure, and to call for president Josep Maria Bartomeu to step down from his position. 

President of Catalonia reacts

The president of Catalonia, Quim Torra i Pla, has wished Messi all the best upon hearing the Barcelona superstar wants to leave, saying "Catalonia will always be your home".

PSG interested in Messi?

French giants PSG are also believed to be interested in the forward, although it is likely they would have to sell a top player in order to afford his signature. 

Click through the gallery below to see how Barcelona fans protested at the Camp Nou this week in response to the shock news! 

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