CRISTIANO RONALDO has reportedly learned Lionel Messi is trying to force Andre Gomes out of Barcelona.
Gomes joined the Spanish giants from La Liga rivals Valencia off the back of helping Portugal win the Euro 2016 title.
But he’s failed to replicate his best form while playing under Luis Enrique and Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp.
Gomes has been tipped to leave Barcelona at the end of the season as Valverde continues to reshape his squad.
And the latest reports from Spain suggest Ronaldo has discovered Messi is more than happy to wave goodbye to the midfielder.
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According to Don Balon, Ronaldo has received 'very disturbing' news about Messi.
And that is that the Argentine is apparently 'committed to removing [Gomes] from the team'
It is claimed that Messi does not see Gomes as having the ability to play for Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo has discovered Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sell Andre Gomes this summer
Andre Gomes shows off fancy footwork in Barcelona training
Portugal international Andre Gomes joined Barcelona from La Liga rivals Valencia in 2016
And Ronaldo has supposedly passed the information on to his closest friends.
Don Balon reckon Gomes has been weighed down by the £31m (€35m) fee that took him to Barcelona.
And they indicate Barcelona have agreed to grant Messi’s wishes for him to be sold.
Barcelona could struggle to recoup their outlay on him due to his sorry stint at the Nou Camp though.