“If you are talking about this summer, I never called Messi. I never called Neymar, Luis Suarez, [Sergio] Busquets, Andres Iniesta, I didn’t call anybody,” he said. “I never called Leo Messi. In the case of Leo I really wish him to play here and finish his career here. Play here for a long time.
“But maybe he will think, ‘OK I want to go play somewhere else’ because maybe he wants his kids to speak English or live a different experience, like happened to many of us.
“Maybe it could happen but if he decides to go and it happens, there would be seven or eight clubs that would want to sign him and it would be down to him. Messi will decide where to go.”