Messi will overtake Ronaldo with new world-record deal

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Lionel Messi will overtake Cristiano Ronaldo to become the world’s highest paid player by signing a new Barcelona contract, according to reports.

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The Daily Mirror claims that negotiations are not expected to be completed before the end of the year but the Argentine is expected to commit to a new deal which would see him earn a basic salary of £45 million per year.

Earlier this month, Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid and is now earning over £500,000 per week.

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On Monday, Marca claimed that Messi would not sign a new contract with Barcelona and the forward would see his contract through to 2018 before deciding his future.

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