Juventus have entered the race to snap up Argentine legend and soon-to-be ex-Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi, according to reports.
The Turin giants will attempt to piece together a super-team centred around Messi and his challenger in the race to be named as the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
L’Equipe claim that a ‘discreet approach’ was made to Messi’s father, Jorge, to sound out the possibility of luring the 33-year-old to Turin.
Messi remains locked in an unsavoury stand-off with the club he has represented for the whole of his career. He has asked his representatives to broker a meeting with the Barcelona board in an attempt to ‘avoid a war’ breaking out over his uncertain future.