Leo Messi has been working for free since resuming his Barcelona current contract late last season, negotiations are underway to reach an agreement on an extension.
Barca are still hopeful that they will make Leo Messi commit to his future at the club, but use their pre-season preparations outside of Argentina while he is out of contract at Camp Nou.
Leo Messi was recently photographed on holiday in Ibiza with his former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, meaning Barcelona are reported training on Monday morning in the absence of the attacker.
Barcelona are under pressure to release a number of leading players before being able to tie Messi to the new deal, but the AS reports that the Catalan giants are determined to sign the 34-year-old during the La Liga match against Real. Sociedad August 15th.
Leo Messi has scored 4 goals and scored 5 more in 7 Copa America to Argentina, and is proud of 672 goals in Barcelona’s 778 games.