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Lionel Messi Contract at Risk If Barcelona Doesn't Cut Wages, La Liga President Says

La Liga President Javier Tebas has warned Barcelona that it must cut wages to get under the league-imposed salary cap as the June 30 expiration date for superstar Lionel Messi's contract rapidly approaches.

"Barcelona have exceeded their wage cap," Tebas said, per Jose Luis Artus of El Mundo Deportivo (h/t ESPN's Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens). "I hope they can keep Messi, but to do so, they will have to make cuts elsewhere."

Barcelona President Joan Laporta told La Vanguardia that he's confident the team can sign Messi to a new deal.