LIONEL MESSI is close to signing a new ten-year deal with Barcelona, according to reports.
The contract would keep him affiliated to the club while allowing him to spend time in the MLS if he chooses to do so.
Messi would then reportedly take up an executive role on his return to Spain.
Meanwhile Philippe Coutinho will join Everton in a £35m deal this summer, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
The Toffees are so confident of landing the ex-Liverpool star that they’ve already begun already househunting for his move back to Merseyside.
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