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Lionel Messi now able to start talks with foreign clubs over a free transfer this summer as Manchester City and PSG weigh up mega-money deals to tempt him away from Barcelona Lionel Messi's transfer saga looks set to spark back into life again this month  The Barcelona superstar is now able to talk to foreign clubs over a summer move  Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be interested  The Spanish papers have reacted on New Year's Day to the bombshell news 

By Daniel Davis For Mailonline

Published: 09:12 GMT, 1 January 2021 | Updated: 09:15 GMT, 1 January 2021

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The Spanish press have reacted to the bombshell news that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is now finally free to negotiate with foreign clubs with a view to a summer move.

The 33-year-old looked set to leave the club before the start of the season, only for the board and a threat of a legal case to scupper his wishes, but will now be able to broker a switch.

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Marca's striking front page on New Year's Day is emblazoned with the headline 'Messi is free to negotiate', as one of the biggest transfer sagas in recent history sparks back into life.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is now able to speak to foreign clubs over a summer transfer

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is now able to speak to foreign clubs over a summer transfer

The front page of Marca declares Messi is 'free to negotiate' with six months left on his terms

The front page of Marca declares Messi is 'free to negotiate' with six months left on his terms

The start of the January transfer window signals the fact that Messi's bumper contract has just six months left to run - allowing clubs from abroad to swoop in now and seal a deal. 

Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be interested in luring Messi away from the Nou Camp for the first time in his trophy-laden senior career.

However, Marca have also

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