In spite of Lionel Messi’s claims that his intention has always been to stay at Barcelona, the Italian press insists on linking him with a possible move to Inter Milan.

According to the article in La Gazzetta dello Sport, Jorge Messi, the player’s father and manager, could have had some kind of contact with Inter and could even have reached a pre-agreement with them, despite the fact that Lionel’s present contract with Barça runs until 2014 and specifies a stunning 150 million € buy-out clause. Since Leo Messi himself has repeatedly made clear that he has no intention to leave Barcelona, on this site we prefer not to give too much importance to these speculations.