Barcelona is aiming to tie Lionel Messi to the club until 2023 thus forming up a new contract.
Only a year deal at Camp Nou is left with the Argentine talisman and this season many times he was linked to a move away from the club following reports of a fall-out with the board.
According to Mundo Deportivo, before June 10 Messi could have left on a free transfer but the deadline has passed that Barca wants to tie him to fresh terms.
The deal would take him through until 2023, although if he so desired Messi would have the option to terminate the contract by 2022, claims the report.
Scoring 629 goals in 720 games for a club record and establishing himself as one of the greatest footballers of all time, the 32-year-old has so far represented Barcelona for his entire career.
The wish to prioritize Barcelona’s La Liga title push and Champions League campaign over the coming months, talks between the two parties are not thought to have started yet due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As he returns from Argentina, however, the Spanish champions are expected to sit down for negotiations with Messi’s father.
The six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or has scored in both games in Barcelona, bringing him to 699 career goals for club and country, since play resumed after the coronavirus pandemic.