Lionel Messi is reportedly set to rent a plush £41m castle as his next home following his move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Messi has been staying at the Royal Monceau, a five-star hotel with his family since making the switch from Barcelona, but is keen to move out and into something more homely. The Argentine's wife, Antonella, has been tasked with finding the family a home, and appears to have narrowed down on their next residence.
According to the Daily Star, the Messi family look to have settled on a £41m mansion called the 'Pink Palace' was home to former French president Charles De Gaulle, for three days in 1940 during the Second World War.
The property is listed by Sotheby's, and it's described as: "The sublime Palais Rose is both calm and serene at the utmost luxury, located just 20 minutes west of Paris."
"Nested in the beautiful Ibis Parc of Le Vésinet, this inspired Grand Trianon palace, listed as a historical monument, provides 2000 sq. meters of family and entertaining space. The estate includes the main villa featuring multiple reception rooms, 4 suites, a cinema, a playroom, an indoor swimming pool, a squash court and a gym.
"A caretaker villa, staff accommodations, a guest house of 500 sq. meters including 4 suites, garages, all set in a 7000 sq. meters immaculate and lush landscaped grounds."
Reports have claimed that Antonella has seen the castle, but will look at it again, this time with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, before making a final decision.