Football fans might Finally have the chance to see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play alongside each other on television.
That is because Argentinian superstar’s future at Barcelona is now in doubt after a public fall-out with club sporting director Eric Abidal.
A clause in Messi's current Barca contract does allow him to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer at the end of any given season.
Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport report that five clubs who would be able to afford his astronomical wages have already expressed an interest.
A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has been mooted.
Local rivals United are reportedly another of the clubs discussed.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been listed alongside Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus.
A move to Turin would see Messi unite with his long-term rival Ronaldo.
Some football fans have argued that their different style of play would actually hinder a team, but Ronaldo himself believes it would work.
Here’s what he told France Football in 2016: “It would be interesting to see both of us in the same team.
“I think great players should play together. So if we were in the same team, I think I would have more than him, but he wouldn't be far off.”
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Should Messi eventually move to Juve, he could slot in on the right-wing, with Dybala moved back on the opposite flank in a 4-3-3 with Ronaldo leading the line.
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