The deal over four years is the biggest signed by any athlete in sports history, says a report in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
In a wide-ranging interview with Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pope Francis recalled his own days playing soccer as a child with a ball made of rags and laid bare his scorn for doping cheats.
In a vote of 38-29 with one abstention, the Senate backed the government proposal to allow terminations through the 14th week of pregnancy.
From January, Messi will be free to negotiate his next move as he will enter the final six months of his contract with Barcelona.
The 1986 World Cup-winner died of a heart attack aged 60 on November 25, less than a month after undergoing surgery in the Argentina capital to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Sabella’s death came less than two weeks after the passing of Maradona, who played with Sabella for the Argentine national side in the 1980s.
By order of the attorney general's office of San Isidro, officers entered an apartment used by Agustina Cosachov for consultations in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, while another group of police searched her private home.
Maradona takes his place alongside Ferenc Puskas and Pele as the greatest football players of the 20th century.
Maradona's lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday said he would ask for a full investigation of the circumstances of the soccer legend's death, criticising what he said was a slow response by emergency service.
It's highly unlikely anyone will touch the hearts of football lovers the way the little man from Lanus in Buenos Aires did.