Lionel Messi: Barcelona striker ends Chelsea and PSG speculation by committing future to club

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo says Argentine has "total commitment"

Tom Sheen
Saturday 03 January 2015 14:53
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Lionel Messi celebrates scoring in the second leg of last season’s last-16 tie against City (AFP/Getty)
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring in the second leg of last season’s last-16 tie against City (AFP/Getty)

Lionel Messi will stay with Barcelona for the foreseeable future, according to reports in Spain.

The superstar has been linked with, perhaps unrealistic, moves to Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, with the two clubs said to be preparing moves despite Financial Fair Play making a massive offer restrictive.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo have this morning reported that the 27-year-old will now look to sign a new deal to stay at the Nou Camp.

The paper reports that Messi has "total commitment" to Barcelona, even though speculation was rife after a bad year for Messi, that saw him hounded by the Spanish tax authorities, unfairly in his opinion after he agreed a €5million settlement.

His and his girlfriend Antonella's close relationship with Cesc Fabregas and partner Daniella Semaan also fueled rumours of a move, while PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has made his admiration for the star well known.

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