Inter Milan are planning a bank busting contract offer for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.
The Argentine is in the midst of a frosty rift with Barcelona chiefs and the Serie A side look set to try and take advantage of the feud with a “2021 assault”.
Gazzetta dello Sport says Messi’s deal runs out next summer and the Italians hope to lure him away from the Nou Camp with a mega money deal.
Inter’s majority shareholders Suning Group Holdings reportedly believe they can stump up the dough to prise Messi away from the Nou Camp and to the San Siro next season.
A Bola also report Inter will offer a three-year deal worth £45.5million-a-year.
It also emerged yesterday Messi’s dad and agent Jorge has splashed out some cash on a plush new pad in the Italian capital Milan.
He is said to be pulling the strings of his son’s potential switch to the Nerazzuri next season.