Still not signed a new contract and is a free agent in 20 days....he therefore must still be hvaing doubts about the Barca erbuild project or he would have signed it ...and we will definitely hear about it very quickly if/when he does.
Leo Messi signs an extension with Barca. Barca loans him to us.
permanent transfer of Laporte+Bernardo+Mahrez and we pay Messi's full salary for 1 year and part of the 3 player's wages we give them.
After 1 year Messi goes back, Pep goes back, Soriano/Txiki too. And we are left with replacing Messi/Laporte/Bernardo/Mahrez/Pep/Txiki...
The Gamper friendly game will be where it will become official. We bring Messi back but at what price?