PSG’s transfer crack-team SKIP league opener amid claims Lionel Messi agreement is nearing

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Leonardo and Nasser Al-Khelaifi will both skip Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 opener against Troyes amid growing speculation over Lionel Messi’s arrival.

The eyes of the world have turned to Paris over the past 48 hours, with Lionel Messi, arguably the greatest player in football history, thought to be closing in on a transfer to PSG.

PSG look set to unite Messi with former Barcelona teammate Neymar and superstar forward Kylian Mbappe in an attack that’ll strike fear into clubs across Europe.

As you’d expect, though, acquiring a player of Messi’s calibre is not straightforward. From PSG’s perspective, it’s all hands on deck as they work to get the deal over the line.

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As a result, neither Leonardo or Nasser Al-Khelaifi will be present for PSG’s opening league match against Troyes tonight, or so claims Canal+ reporter Olivier Tallaron.

While for Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal its normal for the hierarchy to be absent for matches, that’s not the case with PSG, especially for a season opener.

It doesn’t take a genius to decipher why they’re both absent tonight.

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