Having tested positive for COVID-19 and seeing his return to Paris delayed after the Christmas holidays, Lionel Messi is finally on the road to recovery.?The Argentine was unable to get back to Europe on time after the holiday period having come down with the virus, ruling him out of action for Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona are already hard at work trying to replace Ronald Koeman, having dismissed the Dutchman after their 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night. Joan Laporta has chosen Xavi Hernandez as the man he wants in charge at the Camp Nou, and the president has had the former midfielder in mind since before the Atletico Madrid defeat. Since then, there has been contact with the coach to sound him out.