Barcelona star Messi has reportedly blocked the Catalan giants from signing Neymar, a year after his controversial exit.
The Brazil international turned his back on the Nou Camp last summer, ditching Barca for PSG.
Since then, however, reports have claimed the 26-year-old wants to leave and return to Barcelona.
Yet Spanish website El Gol Digital say Messi is not willing to welcome the forward back to the club.
Neymar quit the Catalan giants after growing frustrated of strutting his stuff in Messi’s shadow.
It was a decision that supposedly stemmed from Barca’s 6-1 win over PSG in March 2017, where Neymar scored twice.
El Gol Digital say Messi is angry at Neymar for the way he brokered his Barcelona exit.
And, as a result, he would prefer the club to sign Salah from Liverpool.
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