Major League Soccer (MLS) side, Inter Miami have emerged as shock favourites to sign Lionel Messi this summer.
ESPN reports that terms of the deal include an option for part-ownership of Inter Miami.
The league would also subsidise the transfer like they did for David Beckham in 2007.
Beckham, who is now a co-owner of Inter Miami, signed for the LA Galaxy and was given the option to buy an MLS team for a discounted price of $25million.
A cut of revenue from new subscribers to Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass streaming service was also part of negotiations.
Any agreement involving Messi and Adidas would strictly be between the player and the company, and wouldn’t directly involve MLS.
Messi, who is now a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, was linked with a return to Barcelona, with Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal also attempting to lure the Argentina captain with a mega deal.