PSG planning to keep Messi for another season ‘but open to letting Neymar leave’

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LIONEL MESSI has reportedly done enough for Paris Saint-Germain to want to keep hold of him next season.

The 34-year-old joined PSG on a free transfer from Barcelona last summer.

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PSG plan on keeping Messi for another season but are open to flogging NeymarCredit: AP
The Ligue 1 side hope to rebuild a new-look side around Messi and Mbappe

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The Ligue 1 side hope to rebuild a new-look side around Messi and MbappeCredit: The Mega Agency
And it's also been claimed PSG are considering getting rid of manager Pochettino (left) and sporting director Leonardo (centre)

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And it’s also been claimed PSG are considering getting rid of manager Pochettino (left) and sporting director Leonardo (centre)Credit: AFP

After a slow start in France, the Argentine attacker’s racked up 13 assists for the Parisiens this season.

Messi also produced a moment of magic to help PSG reclaim the Ligue 1 title.

He took just one touch before guiding the ball into the top corner in PSG’s title-winning 1-1 draw with Lens.

And PSG want to reward the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner with at-least another season with them, according to Sky Sports.

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The report also states that Messi has no qualms about staying in the French capital for one more campaign.

PSG hope to rebuild their squad around the veteran as they plan to launch an all-out assault to win the Champions League.

Along with Messi, PSG are keen on keeping hold of Mbappe and have made the France star a number of promises to cajole him into staying put.

But the Ligue 1 champions are willing to offload Neymar in order to keep hold of Messi and Mbappe, the report adds.

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And he may be accompanied by under-fire boss Maurico Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo out of the PSG door.

Sky claim the duo could be given the boot by PSG who want ‘the best’ to lead the club into a new era.

And reports suggest ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is favourite to replace Poch, despite Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte’s alleged interest in the role.



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