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Lionel Messi to be offered a whopping £235m deal and £60m a season by Inter Milan as they eye free transfer

Lionel Messi yet to be seal a new deal at Barcelona is apparently set to be offered a whopping £235m deal by Inter Milan with the Serie A side making an offer of £60m a season the forward and.

Barcelona superstar and talisman Messi is yet to agree on a new deal with the Spanish giants and as things stand will be available on a free transfer next summer as his contract runs out mid next season.

Messi has played his whole professional career at the Nou Camp and has always insisted that he is happy to stay with the Catalans until his retirement.

However, the Spanish League has been abuzz with news coming out of Barcelona that the Argentine has been unhappy with the state of things in the Barcelona club both on and off the pitch and could finally decide to try somewhere new.

Messi and his squad relinquished their 2019-2020 La Liga title to arch rivals Real Madrid after a topsy-turvy campaign.

And, according to Italian outlet La Gazetta Dello Sport, Inter are ready to offer Messi a humungous, humdinger of a package in an all-out offer to lure him away from his long roost at the Blaugrana.

The report claims the Nerazzurri are willing to hand the 33-year-old £60million a season and would offer him a four-year deal.

With a collective salary of £235m over the length of that contract, Messi would earn considerably more than Cristiano Ronaldo does at Juventus.

Ronaldo was making £27.3m from his salary at Juve, before any coronavirus-related pay cuts.

Moving would of course see the old rivals reunited for the first time in Italy since Cristiano left Real Madrid for Turin in 2018.

Just days ago Inter’s owners hinted at a summer move for Messi by using his picture to advertise a Serie A game in China.

Both Inter and Chinese streaming service PPTV are owned by the Suning group.

And they projected a picture of Messi on Milan’s Duomo cathedral to advertise the Serie A game between Inter and Napoli for their Far East audience.

Speaking after Barcelona’s disappointing loss at home to Osasuna at the end of last season, Messi criticised his Barcelona team for dropping their standards.

Messi spoke about other sides bettering them for intensity, claiming: “This result summed up what we have been all season, a very inconsistent team”.