Messi cut his summer holiday short for crunch talks with new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman.
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And the Catalan radio station RAC1 has reported that Messi told Koeman that he does not see himself at Barca - and is unclear about his future.
The report suggests that Messi told Koeman that he sees himself "more out of the club than in it".
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On his appointment, the former Everton manager emphasised his determination to keep Messi at the club - and the meeting with his star player could prove crucial.
Messi's contract runs for another year - and the club have yet to comment on the meeting between the new coach and the team's figurehead.
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