Lionel Messi belongs to Barcelona & I hope to play with him next season - Robert Lewandowski
- Lewandowski hopes to play with Messi
- Messi's contract expires in June
- Linked with Saudi Pro League side, PSG return
WHAT HAPPENED? Messi has been linked with a sensational Barcelona return in recent weeks after club vice-president Rafa Yuste admitted they are in negotiations with the player's father. Since then, a number of Barcelona players have said that they want to play with Messi next year.
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WHAT THEY SAID: In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Lewandowski vouched for the Argentine's return: "Messi belongs to Barca and if he returns it will be something incredible. We know that his place is here in Barcelona. I don't know what will happen, but I hope that next season we can play together."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Messi's deal expires at the end of the year, and his future has been the subject of much speculation. He reportedly has offers from PSG and Suadi Pro League side Al-Hilal, while Barcelona are reportedly attempting to put together an official contract - although they are likely to be constricted by La Liga financial regulations.
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WHAT NEXT? Messi will continue to be a regular fixture for PSG until the end of the season. The Parisians play Lens on Saturday in a potential title decider.