Fake News! Messi dismisses Inter Milan links

Lionel Messi has dismissed as ‘fake news’ reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan.

The Barcelona talisman took to social media to debunk more speculation over his future at the club, which also linked him with former side Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina.

Messi posted “lie number one” and “lie number two” over a screengrab of a tweet by TNT Sports, which also questioned whether Messi paid the bail money for former Barca team-mate and Brazil great Ronaldinho to be released from prison in Paraguay.

He added: “What they said in this same media about Newell’s a few weeks ago was also false. Thank goodness that nobody believes them.”

The 32-year-old is said to be increasingly frustrated at the volume of misinformation being reported about his future.

This comes as Messi, 32, has disagreed with members of the Barca hierarchy in recent months over issues pertaining to the first team.

The six-time ballon d’Or winner first fell out with sporting director Eric Abidal over comments made about senior players, and had to dispel rumours the squad had rejected a pay cut amid the ravages of coronavirus.

For now though, he remains a Barca player as his current contract runs out at the end of 2021.


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