Lionel Messi is in the final week of his contract with Barcelona, with no confirmation over his immediate future. The recent signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay have hinted towards a possible extension but neither the Spanish club nor the player has put pen to paper on anything substantial yet. On the occasion of Lionel Messi's 34th birthday, however, the news of an agreement between Messi and Barcelona has surfaced.

Transfer window specialist Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, has confirmed that an agreement between Barcelona and Messi is all but reached, with only a few details of the contract remaining to be finalised. Messi, as claimed by Romano, will sign a new contract that would keep him at the club till 2023.

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