In an interview with Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, Barcelona president Joan Laporta discussed the latest situation regarding Lionel Messi, whose contract is set to expire on June 30.

“I would like Messi to say ‘yes’ to us as soon as possible. He would help us in every way. [Sergio] Agüero is helping. He is telling him every day to stay,” before adding that the club is “in communication with [Messi] every other day.”

Laporta added that the Barcelona captain wants to stay at the club: “He is excited and I am grateful to him for the desire he is showing to stay.”