Presidential candidate Joan Laporta has suggested that Lionel Messi could remain at Barcelona past the end of the season.
Messi is expected to end his long-term association with the Catalan giants when his contract expires in the summer.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested in the 33-year-old, who saw the terms of his £492m contract leaked to a Spanish newspaper over the weekend.
However, Laporta has claimed that the Argentina international could still pen a fresh deal at Camp Nou over the coming months.
Speaking to RAC1, Laporta said: “I have indications that he feels good at Barcelona and that he wants to stay here.”
On the details of Messi’s contract, he added: “Messi generates more revenue than the money he costs. We have carried out a study that shows that a third of what the club makes comes from him.”
Laporta previously spent time as Barcelona’s president between 2003 and 2010, a period which saw Messi make his first-team debut as a 17-year-old.