Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly unable to afford a deal for wantaway Barcelona captain Lionel Messi this summer.
Messi looks destined to leave Barcelona after handing in a transfer request at the club on Tuesday, putting Europe's biggest and richest clubs on alert at the prospect of signing the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.
PSG were one of the select few clubs linked with a move for the 33-year-old due to their wealthy Qatari owners, but L'Equipe reports that not even the French champions are able to afford Messi.
The report claims that the Argentine's £64m-a-year base salary is beyond PSG's financial means and more than both of their current most high-profile players - Neymar and Kylian Mbappe - earn combined.
With bonuses and other clauses added, it is understood that Messi's yearly earnings could total as much as £110m - an unrealistic figure with PSG already close to UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.