Lionel Messi brands Inter Milan transfer rumors as fake newsLast updated on Apr 10, 2020, 11:42 am
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has branded reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan as fake news.
The Argentine took to social media to rubbish more speculation over his future at the Spanish club, which also linked him with a move to former side Newell's Old Boys in Argentina.
Here's what Messi had to say.
Barca ace Messi brushes off lies
Messi posted "lie number one" and "lie number two" over a screengrab of a tweet by TNT Sports.
The outlet also questioned whether Messi paid the bail money for former Barcelona team-mate Ronaldinho, who was released from prison in Paraguay.
"What they said in this same media about Newell's a few weeks ago was also false. Thank goodness that nobody believes them," Messi added,
Inter Milan were planning an audacious move for Messi: Reports
Several media outlets reported that Serie A side Inter Milan are planning an audacious move for the Argentine next summer.
Rumors stated that Inter want Messi in Italy to reignite the rivalry between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Juventus.
Ronaldo had earlier moved to the Italian side from Real Madrid, where he enjoyed a great rivalry with Barca talisman Messi.
Despite disagreement with club's hierarchy, Messi to stay at Barca
Earlier this year, Messi was involved in a public row with Barca's sporting director Eric Abidal.
However, Sky Sports had reported that Messi wasn't thinking of leaving the Nou Camp this summer and was determined to see out his current contract at the very least.
Messi's current deal runs until 2021 and he is open to discussing an extension.
Messi at Barca
A look at Messi's achievements at Barcelona
In 718 matches for Barcelona, Messi has amassed 627 goals. He has also bagged a staggering 34 trophies in his tenure at the club.
Messi has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or six times, besides sealing the European Golden Shoe six times as well.
He was adjudged The Best FIFA Men's Player in 2019.
He has won eight La Liga Player of the Season awards.