Messi saga: Inter rule out move for wantaway Barca captain

LIONEL MESSI TRANSFERRING to Inter Milan seems to be off the cards after the Italian club confirmed they have no plans to try and sign him or the financial means to pull a deal it off.

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According to a club official at Inter on Tuesday, it would just be impossible to engineer any sort of a deal for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. “I don’t know where some ideas can come from,” Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia.

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Inter Milan have dismissed any notion of signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona amid exit rumours for the La Liga record goalscorer at Barcelona (Image: sourced).

The Serie A runners-up have been linked with a move for Messi along with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain if he leaves Barcelona. “No coach, no president wouldn’t want Messi in their team. But the reality is very different,” Ausilio added, as the Italian transfer window officially opened on Tuesday.

“Our reality is a sensible transfer market.” Ausilio also said the club was in negotiations with Roma to sign Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov while insisting Lautaro Martinez will stay put despite longstanding interest from Barcelona.