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Messi encouraged by new Barcelona contract plans

Lionel Messi is ready to commit his future to Barcelona.

El Mundo Deportivo says Messi has welcomed talk from Barcelona president Sandro Rosell that he's willing to open new contract talks.

The Argentine has been linked with Manchester City and PSG while away in Rosario recovering from a hamstring injury.

But sources close to Messi say he's encouraged by Rosell's claims and is willing to sit down and discuss improved terms with Barca.

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