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Barcelona chief Abidal: President talking to Messi camp

Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal says talks are underway over Lionel Messi's contract renewal.

There are plenty of other things which Barcelona have to concentrate on but making sure their star man continues his career at the Cam Nou is paramount.

"He [Messi] is a key player for us," Abidal told Sport. "And has the option of leaving at the end of his current deal.

"But I know the president is talking to his representatives to ensure the contract is closed once and for all.

"I hope he stays for many years, and I think that will be the case. It will be Leo's decision. And as he says, Barcelona first and foremost. He is the best."

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