Edinson Cavani offered to fight Lionel Messi during Argentina’s clash against Uruguay on Monday, reports claim.

The friendly finished 2-2 after Messi netted a 92nd minute penalty to level the scoreline.

During the game, Barcelona talisman Messi clashed with PSG’s Cavani.

Messi and Cavani had a heated conversation after the Argentina forward was fouled in the first half.

And according to Spanish outlet OleTeve, Cavani offered to fight Messi.

They add that Messi’s response was simply: ‘Whenever you want’.

The pair were separated by numerous players, with the likes of Inter Milan’s Diego Godin attempting to diffuse the row.

Cavani opened the scoring in the first half on Monday night, before Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero equalised in the 63rd minute.

Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez then gave Uruguay the lead five minutes later.

However, Argentina’s talisman Messi netted late on from the penalty spot as the game finished 2-2.

Messi’s current Barcelona contract expires at the end of next season.

However, Nou Camp sporting director Eric Abidal says the Spanish giants are hoping to address the situation as soon as possible.

“Messi is a key player for us,” Abidal told Spanish newspaper Sport.

“He does have the option to leave at the end of his current deal, however we want to work on that.

“Our president is talking to his representatives at the moment, and we hope to get the matter closed.

“I hope he stays at Barcelona for many many years, but that is Leo’s decision.”

It’s understood Messi has a clause in his Barcelona contract saying he can leave the Nou Camp if he wishes at the end of this season.

Messi is back in action for Barcelona on Saturday afternoon at Leganes (midday kick off).

Barcelona are top in La Liga on goal difference ahead of Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid then sit one point behind their title rivals in third.

source: express.co.uk


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