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Barcelona reach breakthrough in Messi contract talks

Barcelona have reached a breakthrough in new contract talks with Lionel Messi.

Sport says Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Messi's father, Jorge, have come closer to a compromise over a new agreement.

The deal is expected to run to 2019 and will make Messi the highest paid player in the world.

It's understood the Argentine will sign terms after the Copa del Rey final.

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