Barcelona are plotting to offer a 'life contract' to star man Lionel Messi.

The future of the Argentine has been big news since the clubs president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, confirmed the existence of a clause in his contract that Messi could leave for nothing every summer.

Messi's current contract is in effect until 2021, but within the clause the the 32-year-old has the ability to terminate his contract singlehandedly next summer if he wanted to.

However, Bartomeu released a calming statement on Friday to which he said he had "no doubt he will stay for many years."

And, according to Mundo Deportivo , Barcelona aim to propose the five-time Ballon d'Or winner a lifelong contract.