Lionel Messi’s focus will be on helping Barcelona advance in the Champions League this weekend, as they face Napoli in the second leg of their round-of-16 tie with things finely poised at 1-1.
However, that hasn’t prevented transfer speculation linking the Argentine icon with an exit again, with Calciomercato noting, via La Gazzetta dello Sport, that Suning, owners of Inter, could be plotting a strategy to try and launch a bid for the Barcelona legend.
It’s noted that Lionel Messi’s father has now moved to Milan, although that is linked to the favourable tax rules in Italy after a tweak was made this year, but it has had a knock-on effect and led to talk of how Inter could try to prise him away from the Camp Nou.
The report adds that Suning are ‘studying the economic terms of an operation’ and they are using Juventus as an example after they signed Cristiano Ronaldo with regards to how sponsorships could help make their dream a reality.
Given the Portuguese superstar made the switch to Turin, it arguably can’t be entirely ruled out that Messi would make a similar decision, particularly now with the tax benefits he could get.
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