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PSG warn: We'll buy Messi - reports

July 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain president Sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi will try to sign Barcelona’s Lionel Messi if the La Liga giants continue their interest in Thiago Silva, according to reports in France.

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GettyImagesPSG president Sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi has warned Barcelona he could make a play for Lionel Messi (pic).

Barcelona have been linked with the Brazil international in recent weeks with the Catalan giants rumoured to be prepared to meet the 28-year-old’s buy-out clause.

But PSG’s president warned that should a bid materialise from the Spanish champions, then the French club will attempt to lure reigning Ballon d’Or winner Messi  to Paris, a feat which would cost the club €250 million.

"If Barca pay the buy-out clause of Thiago Silva then I will meet Messi's buy-out clause," he told  ActuSports.fr.

And Al-Khelaifi continued his attempts to dissuade his European rivals by admitting PSG would stay tracking a number of Barcelona players. 

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