Lionel Messi sparks Barcelona exit rumour after reportedly buying property in Milan

Lionel Messi sparks Barcelona exit rumour after reportedly buying property in Milan

- Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona for the first time next summer

- The 33-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A side Inter Milan

- The Argentine attacker inspired Barca to 3-1 win over Napoli as they progressed to Champions League quarterfinal

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Lionel's Messi move to Inter Milan has continued to gain prominence following the report of the Argentine buying a penthouse apartment close to the club's headquarters in Milan.

The 33-year-old's current deal with Barcelona expires in the summer of 2021 and has not agreed to extend his stay at the club.

With the Argentine set to become a free agent next June, Inter has been touted as his new destination with the Serie A club also showing interest in him.

Messi is not happy with the Catalan chiefs over a number of issues but his latest rant was when he lashed the club for losing the Spanish League title to rivals Real Madrid.

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Football Italia reports that the forward's new acquisition is close to his father Jorge property in Milan.

Lionel Messi sparks Barcelona exit rumour after buying property in Milan

Lionel Messi in training with Barcelona teammates - Getty Images
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The publication also claims that Messi’s father has, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, also obtained residency in Milan, for fiscal reasons.

The six-time Ballon d'Or was impressive for Barcelona in their 3-1 win over Napoli in their Champions League second-leg semifinal clash last weekend.

He scored a stunning goal that inspired the Catalans to victory at the Camp Nou as they boon a date with Bayern Munich at the quarterfinal stage this weekend.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona have been hit with a blow ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich after Lionel Messi reportedly missed training sessions.

This latest development will come as a sad one for all Barcelona fans considering how they have been relying on Messi this season for them to achieve success in the Champions League.

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Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was responsible for Messi's swollen ankle in Barcelona's Champions League win over the Italian side.

Barcelona were given a penalty after Koulibaly's tackle against Messi, but the Argentine was unable to go for the kick which was converted by Luis Suarez.

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