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Barcelona chief Soler reveals new contract plans for Messi

Barcelona chief Albert Soler says there's plans to renew Lionel Messi's contract.

The priority is to renew the contracts of some of the first team's biggest stars: Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

"For now, the first thing we had to focus on was the team," Soler said in a press conference on Thursday.

"The other day the president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] said that the next job is to renew Rakitic, Suarez and, also, Messi.

"The club doesn't stop. First we will deal with Suarez and Rakitic's [new contracts] and after that Messi. This is the order, as the president said."

On the importance of Messi, Soler added that the plan is for him to remain at Camp Nou until he wants.

He added: "The objective is for Leo to end his sporting career here, at Barça, Like Xavi, Puyol and other players. This is his home."

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