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Lionel Messi to announce decision on future soon - report

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The Argentine has been linked with a move away from Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has already taken a decision regarding his future, and will announce it within the next few hours, according to a few reports coming from Argentina.

Speculation has swirled that the forward might leave Barcelona, the club which he has called his home since he was a child. But, while teams are obviously interested, no one has come forward with the money to pay his outrageous release clause - which is reportedly more than 600 million euro.

Diario Olé reported it first, and then a show on TyC Sports (both Argentine outlets) also said the same: Messi has made up his mind, has only told his family, and will make an announcement soon.

The player could leave next season for free, and it’s been reported that he has an extremely faught relationship with the club’s current board. Elections for a new club president are scheduled for sometime next year.