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Messi is part of the squad that travelled to Milan for the European duel, and Valverde told the media on Monday that the Argentinian “might be available” a little more than two weeks after fracturing the radial bone in his right arm:
“Leo is at the point where he might be available, but we have to wait for the training session. We have to see if he’s safe to play.
“In terms of his play and his movements, he’s fine. We have to wait. … It’s always better if he’s there. Of course it’s necessary to get Messi back as soon as possible.
“There are three or four possibilities. One is that he plays from the start, or he comes on, or he goes off. What we won’t do is take any risks.”
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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