The Argentina international known as Messi has just a year left at Camp Nou according to his current deal, with no formal negotiations happening yet to due to the coronavirus crisis.
A clause in his deal which allowed him to walk away from Barca for free, expired on June 10 and according to Mundo Deportivo, the club are now ready to offer fresh terms.
The contract will be set until 2023, but the he will have the option to terminate the contract a year before then.
Barca are waiting for Messi’s father, Jorge, to return to Spain from Argentina to have a sitting to talk about the deal.
Both parties want to prioritise the Catalan side’s push for the La Liga title and Champions League over any contract negotiations.
Signing a new deal will put a pause on any talks about leaving the clud, with the winger previously being linked with a move to join his old boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Messi has scored in both of Barcelona’s games since Spain’s top tier returned last week.
His penalty against Leganes on Tuesday night took him to 21 La Liga goals this season and only one shy of hitting an astonishing 700 career goals for club and country.