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Messi misses first pre-season training session as Barcelona stand-off continues

After skipping coronavirus tests on Sunday, Messi was absent again today.

Barcelona star Leo Messi.
Barcelona star Leo Messi.
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LIONEL MESSI BOYCOTTED Barcelona’s first pre-season training session on Monday, club sources have confirmed to AFP, as the striker upped the stakes in his battle to leave this summer. 

After skipping coronavirus tests on Sunday, Messi was absent again from the Ciutat Esportiva, where Ronald Koeman held a session at 5.30pm [local time], his first since being appointed Barca coach. 

It appears increasingly likely Messi will try to force a transfer by refusing to play in La Liga next season, which begins on September 12. 

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