Paris St-Germain are in talks with Lionel Messi’s representatives about the Argentina forward joining the Ligue 1 club following his Barcelona exit.
BBC Sport has been told the Messi camp contacted PSG on Thursday once it became clear Barcelona were unable to honour the contract they had agreed.
Further talks are taking place on Saturday amid increasing confidence a deal can be put together.
Barca say Messi will give a news conference on Sunday at 11:00 BST.
On Thursday, the Catalan club said Messi, a free agent, would not stay at the club.
They blamed “financial and structural obstacles” for the player leaving after 21 years.
On Friday, Barca president Joan Laporta said keeping Messi could have put the club at risk for 50 years.