Messi rejects new Barcelona contract offer
The forward has reportedly informed club officials he has no intention of signing an extension and will look to run down his current deal before deciding his future.
The report claims Messi, 29, informed club officials in mid-July that he has no intention of penning a new deal.
It is understood that Messi’s battle with Spanish tax authorities is one of the reasons why he does not want to renew his contract with the Liga champions.
However, the Barcelona hierarchy remain optimistic their star man will put pen to paper on fresh terms.