Lionel Messi reports for Barcelona training for first time since saying he'll stay - in pictures

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi arrives at Barcelona's training ground. The Argentina forward on Friday said he would remain at the club for the 2020/21 season after initially saying he wished to leave on a free transfer. Reuters

Barcelona's Lionel Messi as he arrives for training. Reuters

Barcelona's Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal, left, arrives at the Joan Gamper Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi. AFP

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Carles Alena. AFP

Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho arrives. AFP

Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique arrives for training. AFP

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez. AFP

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Rafinha arrives at the Joan Gamper Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi. AFP

Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique arrives. AFP

Barcelona's Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo. AFP

Barcelona's sporting director Ramon Planes arrives. AFP

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Sep 7, 2020

September 7, 2020

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Lionel Messi reported for training with Barcelona on Monday, beginning his reintegration with the squad after failing to secure a move away.

Messi was seen driving into the Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi - his first training session under new coach Ronald Koeman.

The Argentine superstar on Friday gave an explosive interview in which he said he will remain at the club, albeit reluctantly, after accusing club president Josep Maria Bartomeu of reneging on an agreement to let him leave in this transfer window for free.

The return of Barcelona's embitterred captain and greatest ever player may not be an easy one, particularly given some of his closest teammates are likely to soon depart

Luis Suarez, Messi's best friend and neighbour, as well as Arturo Vidal are expected to join Juventus and Inter Milan respectively.

Both were seen arriving at training on Monday amid reports they had been asked to train alone ahead of their proposed transfers.

If Messi passes his coronavirus test and rejoins training without problems, he could feature in Barcelona's friendly against Gimnastic Tarragona on Saturday.

It would be the first time Messi has played for the team since their historic 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in last month's Champions League quarter-finals.

Updated: September 7, 2020 07:38 PM

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