Barcelona are not ruling out the possibility of Lionel Messi playing for the club in the final season of his current deal.

Messi's father, Jorge Messi, has been meeting with Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The talks came after a week-long stalemate which began with Messi's bid to unilaterally rescind his Barca contract on Aug. 25, believing that a clause enabled him to leave for free.

Both sides are keen to find a resolution.