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PSG prepare three-year contract for Lionel Messi

L’Équipe have tonight outlined the contract that Paris Saint-Germain are set to offer Lionel Messi, whose arrival appears to have grown likelier since yesterday evening’s announcement.

The offer submitted by the Parisians to the Argentine is set to consist of a three-year deal which would see the forward earn €40m net a year – the final year is likely to be optional. With PSG under pressure by French football’s financial regulator and having planned on making €180m worth in sales this summer, the high cost of the signing remains a puzzle for the PSG management to solve.

L’Équipe have detailed that every sector of the club – from the management, to communications, to the marketing department – is in battle positions ahead of a potential transfer. In today’s press conference ahead of the opening game of the season against Troyes, manager Mauricio Pochettino explained that the club was “working”, nevertheless remaining tight-lipped on a potential Messi arrival.

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