Lionel Messi has reportedly skipped PSG training to take a trip to Saudi Arabia as part of his role as a tourism ambassador in a move that was not approved by boss Christophe Galtier.
The Argentine played the full 90 minutes of the French giants' dismal 3-1 defeat to Lorient on Sunday which leaves them just five points clear of Marseille at the top of the table.
Messi's future at the club remains uncertain with the 35-year-old yet to extend his contract which runs out at the end of this season, amid increasing links with a romantic return to Barcelona.
He signed a lucrative £25m-a-year deal with Saudi Arabia to promote the kingdom in May last year as a tourism ambassador, with Messi taking his first trip in the role when he visited Jeddah soon after.
And, according to L'Equipe, after Sunday's defeat to Lorient, the club announced players would be in for training on Monday, and have a day off on Tuesday.
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