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Lionel Messi to Hold Press Conference at Camp Nou on Sunday 

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    The 34-year-old's contract at Barcelona expired at the end of June but there was an agreement between the parties that he would extend his deal with the Spanish side.  Lionel Messi to Hold Press Conference at Camp Nou on Sunday 
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The 34-year-old's contract at Barcelona expired at the end of June but there was an agreement between the parties that he would extend his deal with the Spanish side. 

 

The 34-year-old will speak for the first time since his Barcelona exit was fully confirmed.

Lionel Messi will hold a press conference on Sunday at the Camp Nou after his Barcelona exit was confirmed.

The 34-year-old's contract at Barcelona expired at the end of June but there was an agreement between the parties that he would extend his deal with the Spanish side. 

However, Barcelona confirmed on Thursday that Messi would no longer be linked with the club after they were unable to register him with La Liga due to FFS constraints. 

Club president Joan Laporta spoke on Friday in a press conference explaining the reasons, stating: "We couldn't fit in the contract we had with Messi due to FFP. In order to register Messi, the club had to agree a contract that would affect the club for 50 years in terms of television rights."

Paris Saint-Germain and Lionel Messi are in negotiations on a contract after financially troubled Barcelona was unable to keep the superstar, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Messi's legal team is in Paris and negotiations have seen an annual net salary of around 25 million euros ($29.5 million) discussed which would be lower than his Barcelona pay, the person said on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing talks.