In words that cannot be doubted or interpreted, Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte settled on Saturday the issue of Lionel Messi’s transfer from Barcelona to the northern club.
Conte said, in a brief statement after his team’s match against Genoa, that the rumors of Messi coming to Inter were “false”, according to what was reported by the famous Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on “Twitter”.
Conte continued: “Do not believe this false news, Messi will not join Inter Milan, not even in the game” Fantasy Football. “
Several reports have linked Messi to the departure from Barcelona after the team lost the Spanish League title, after months of problems between the Argentine star and the management of the Catalan team.
Messi’s 33-year contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the next season, but this does not guarantee that the “flea” will remain in “Camp Nou” with a clause allowing him to leave with the end of any season.
And Friday, Italian media reported that Messi’s father, will go to Milan in August, in order to negotiate the transfer of “flea” to Inter Milan.
But Barcelona President, Giuseppe Maria Bartomeo, spoke in a reassuring tone to the fans, stressing that the Argentine player “will not leave”, especially after news of Messi’s “discontent” with Bartomeo’s decisions, especially since the appointment of Kiki Sittin as technical director of the team.
Bartomeo confirmed to the Catalan TV station TV3 that negotiations to renew Messi’s contract “are proceeding positively”, expressing his confidence that the team leader and his first star will sign “soon”.
“We talked and talked and we will continue to negotiate with Messi. He wants to end his career here, and certainly we will renew with him. I do not doubt that he will stay here,” Bartomeo said.