Lionel Messi convinces Barcelona
The Catalans sit top of the pile in La Liga after an impressive start to the campaign.
However, their performances haven’t always been convincing and Messi wants fresh faces added to the squad.
Spanish news outlet Don Balon say the Argentine superstar has got his wish – but Barca need to lighten their wage bill first.
One face out of the door once the transfer window opens could be Paco Alcacer.
Don Balon say the Spain international is happy to pack his bags in the New Year in search of first-team football.
The 24-year-old is a peripheral figure at the Nou Camp and his lack of game time is damaging his intentional prospects.
He’s been capped 13 times for his homeland and is keen to be on the plane to Russia.