Bartomeu: Barca discussing new contract with Messi

Lionel Messi is under contract until 2018 but Barcelona are keen to supply him fresh terms.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu mentioned talks are currently underway for Lionel Messi to sign a brand new contract.
Messi is beneath contract until 2018 but Barcelona are keen to present him fresh terms, following reports in July that a brand new deal had been agreed.
And based on Bartomeu, it appears only a matter of time before the 29-year-old officially signs a brand new deal.
"Messi has two years of contract but we are going to talk with him to renew for the reason that we want him to continue," Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio.
Messi - battling a hamstring injury as Argentina prepare to face Uruguay and Venezuela in World Cup qualifiers - has produced an impressive commence towards the LaLiga season.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has overcome the disappointment of losing the Copa America Centenario final in June, helping Barcelona to Supercopa de Espana glory.
Messi also has two objectives in as several LaLiga games as reigning Spanish champions Barca share prime spot with Genuine Madrid and Las Palmas.
Bartomeu added: "Messi could be the quantity 1 player within the planet.
"The tax issues faced by his family members is one thing that we don't like mainly because from time to time players will not be accountable for these factors.
"We speak to all players and within the case of Leo, he is a very robust person, with fantastic ambition, and has returned better than ever, demonstrating the wish to continue producing folks pleased in Barcelona. We are able to normally count on him."