Barcelona have begun contract renewal talks with star man Lionel Messi, an exclusive report from Barcelona based media SPORT read.
Messi's current contract is set to expire on June 30 and Barca president has held several talks with Messi's father Jorge Messi in recent days, according to the report which also said that the parties involved have major issues of the contract but there are details 'which needs to be ironed out.'
"The final offer, both financial and sporting, though, is dependent on the result of an exhaustive internal audit on the club's economic position," the report read.
Barcelona wants Messi to be involved with the club behind his playing days and are focusing on such a contract. Although a definitive agreement is still weeks away from reality, Laporta, Messi and Jorge Messi are on the same page. Following the infamous burofax last year, when the Argentine wanted to force his way out of the club, the arrival of a Laporta it appears has quarantined the situation and stopped it from escalating.