Lionel Messi identifies seven clubs as potential winners of this season’s Champions League trophy

Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has named his club and six others as main contenders for this season’s Champions League.

Messi is desperate to win the Champions League with PSG but insists Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also in the mix to lift Europe’s biggest club competition.

The former Barcelona forward told beIN SPORTS: ‘I think it is my biggest target and the club’s.

“They have bee looking to win the Champions League and they have been very close. I think it is their main target.

“We are one of the main candidates, but not the only one.

“Everyone is talking about PSG because of the players, but other clubs have been working together for years and have also signed good players, like Man United, Man City, Bayern, Liverpool, Atletico and Chelsea.

“There are plenty of clubs who can win the Champions League, it is a very difficult competition and the best team doesn’t always win it.

“You need a lot of things to win it, everything is possible and we are one of the candidates, of course.”