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The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner has entered the final nine months of his contract with the Blues, whom he joined from Wigan Athletic in August 2012, and is not in the plans of manager Frank Lampard for the 2020-21 season.

The former Super Eagles star returned to West London this month after his brief loan stint at Inter Milan and he is yet to make a matchday squad since the start of the campaign.

Runners-up last season and seen as the main challengers to the dominance of Juventus this term, Inter suffered one of their familiar slumps as they fell 3-2 behind to a Fiorentina side inspired by 37-year-old Franck Ribery.

After weeks of speculation, it was revealed on Tuesday evening that long-serving forward Messi had formally requested to depart Camp Nou during the summer transfer window.

According to Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport via Sempre Inter, a new agreement has been reached with Chelsea that will see the right wing-back remain at the Nerazzurri until August 31, 2020.