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Messi makes dramatic U-turn to stay at Barcelona

Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona after a dramatic U-turn saw him end his bid to leave the club this summer.

The decision, reported by, comes after days of intense speculation sparked by Messi's attempt to unilaterally rescind his contract on Aug. 25. Messi and his legal team argued on Friday that he had exercised a clause which enabled him to leave for free at the end of each season.