Paris Saint-Germain captain Marquinhos has urged the club's hardcore fans to stop booing Lionel Messi, who is expected to leave the French capital once the season is over.

Messi is nearing the end of the two-year contract he signed with PSG in 2021 and talks over a new deal have failed to yield an agreement.

The player himself is known to be keen on a return to former club Barcelona, where he previously spent more than 20 years. Despite having to contend with competition from Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia and financial limitations, 90min has learned that Barça are now 'hugely confident'.