Paris Saint Germain (PSG) sporting director Leonardo has talked up the possibility of signing Lionel Messi on a free transfer this summer. The PSG chief has confirmed that the club is interested in a move for the Barcelona skipper who's free to speak with clubs about a free transfer move later this year.

<center><img src="" width="500" /></center>Lionel Messi has less than six months on his existing Barcelona deal and he could leave the Catalan giants when his contract expires in the summer. Messi has spent the whole of his professional career at Barcelona.<!--more-->
<a href="">Ba... have had a lot of problems on and off the pitch this season</a>. The Catalans are without proper leadership after the Josep Maria Bartomeu-led board resigned towards the end of last year and the presidential elections scheduled for this month has been moved back to March due to Covid-19 restrictions. Several presidential election candidates have expressed optimism that Lionel Messi will extend his contract with the Nou Camp giants.
<a href=" sporting director Leonardo talked about Lionel Messi and a potential move to the club in the summer</a> in a chat with France Football. According to him, great players like Messi are always on the radar of the club. He also talked about how his club is monitoring developments in the Lionel Messi situation at Barcelona. PSG have a new manager following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino who was formerly with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur before he was dismissed for an indifferent start to the league campaign last season. He was swiftly replaced by Jose Mourinho at the club. PSG named him their manager earlier this season after Thomas Tuchel was sacked. He has already won the first trophy of his managerial career at PSG by beating Marseille to win the French Super Cup. Mauricio Pochettino is a compatriot of Lionel Messi and it could give PSG an edge in their quest to sign Lionel Messi this summer.