Pep Guardiola does not believe Lionel Messi will ever leave Barcelona amid rumours of a switch to Manchester City.
The Argentina playmaker has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp this week following a row with Barca club director Eric Abidal.
But Guardiola, who worked with Messi at Barca and still considers himself a fan of the Spanish club, cannot see an exit materialising.
On the rumours, Guardiola said: “He is a player for Barcelona and he will stay there.
That is my wish."