Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to say Messi is focused on remaining with Barcelona.
He recently revealed that he actually wishes for the Argentine to stay with his current club beyond this summer.
According to him, he is not interested in speaking about transfers until the end of the season, so no one should drag him into it.
He added that City is still yet to solve their problem of killing games and defending properly so he is concentrating on that.
His words, “I’m not going to speak about transfers until the end of the season,”
“My wish is that Messi is going to stay in Barcelona.”
On City, “At the end of the season. We still have incredible targets to fight for,”
“When you lose nine games you cannot win the Premier League right now – maybe years ago.
“The champions have to score above 90 points, so when you lose nine games you cannot win the league.
“I was not able to solve the problem that we have had since the beginning.
“I remember the game against Tottenham at home, they had two shots on target and we shot more than 20 and we drew. It happened in the second game in the league and the last game against Southampton was similar. I was not able to change this dynamic.”