Now inside the final year of his current contract, talks over a new deal between Messi and Barcelona have been suspended. Nothing is expected to resume until after Barca's Champions League campaign concludes.
In the meantime, Inter owners Suning are convinced they can tempt Messi to Milan in the coming months. The superstar's father, Jorge, has only just moved to the city.
Corriere della Sera says Suning are putting together a massive €500 MILLION three-year contract package to bring the Argentine to Inter.
Inter are in contact with Messi's camp and have been encouraged that he hasn't ruled anything out at this stage.