Lionel Messi set to miss training amid Manchester City interest

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Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi is set to miss Barcelona training as he tends to force a move away from the Spanish Giant.

Lionel Messi have been in the news ever since he drop a transfer request as he wants

to move away from the Catalonia club after a torrid season that saw them end

trophy-less and dismantled by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals.

According to reports, Lionel Messi is no longer considering himself a part of Ronald Koeman’s squad.

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Messi’s father and representative Jorge is expected to meet with the Barcelona

hierarchy, including president Josep Maria Bartomeu, on Wednesday to discuss his son’s future.

Premier League side, Manchester City have been tipped as the favorite to sign

Lionel Messi as the move will see him link up with international colleagues

Sergio Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi, while Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are also said to be preparing offers.

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The 10-time La Liga winner and four-time Champions League victor has asked to

activate his release clause that would end his contract, which is due to expire in

June 2021, and permit him to leave for free this summer.

Considered to be one of the best footballers of all time, Lionel Messi has a buyout clause

of €700m (£627m) and Last Liga have insisted that this must be met before a deal can be agreed.

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