Manchester City were believed to be in the driving seat to sign the six-time Ballon d'Or winner if he left Catalonia.
A petition to remove Josep Maria Bartomeu as Barcelona president gained the required number of signatures from club members.
Lionel Messi scored twice on Wednesday as Barcelona beat second-division Girona 3-1 in a preseason friendly.
Both Lionel Messi and Barcelona appear keen to put on a united front, at least for now, ahead of their return to La Liga later this month.
Lionel Messi, in an interview, said that he had wanted to leave but was forced to stay this summer and was dismayed by the lack of direction at the top of the club.
After deciding to stay in FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi resumed training with the club on September 8
After deciding to not leave FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi was seen driving to the club's training ground for the first time under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Jose Antonio Cachaza, the managing director of La Liga India, termed the now concluded battle between Lionel Messi and Barcelona as a ''typical summer football crisis''.
RCB gave a funny caption to their post as if to suggest that Lionel Messi needs someone like Virat Kohli to bring the Catalan giants back to their glory days.
Even if he is not allowed to leave Barcelona this summer, Lionel Messi can negotiate with other teams from January 1 and leave for free when his contract expires in July.
Lionel Messi said that he will stay at Barcelona and insisted that he could never go to court against the club of his life.
Jorge Messi, the father and agent of Lionel Messi, published a response to La Liga on Friday, insisting the FC Barcelona striker's 700-million-euro release clause no longer applies.
Jorge Messi, father and agent of Lionel Messi, appeared to concede his son could remain at Barcelona this season
Luka Modric has faced Lionel Messi 21 times and is the only player since 2008 other than Cristiano Ronaldo to beat him to the Ballon d'Or.
The rumour mills are working overtime with talk of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona, but he still features on the club's promotional post about the 2020-21 season jersey.
Jorge Messi is in Barcelona to reportedly hold talks with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu about Lionel Messi's intention to leave the Spanish club.
After skipping coronavirus tests last week, Lionel Messi was absent again from Barcelona's first pre-season training session on Monday.
The Italian media has fuelled the dreams of Serie A fans by reporting this summer that Lionel Messi's father Jorge had bought an apartment in Milan.