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Lionel Messi no longer a ‘forbidden dream’ for Inter Milan, says Massimo Moratti

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The 74-year-old is expecting ‘strange things’ in 2020

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Former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti reckons signing Lionel Messi is no longer a “forbidden dream” with the Barcelona captain nearing the end of his contract.

The 74-year-old told Radio Rai that “strange things” could happen in 2020 and that the Argentine could be tempted to move to the San Siro.

“I don’t think it’s a forbidden dream at all. Maybe it wasn’t even before this misfortune,” he said.

“Messi is at the end of his contract and it would certainly be a tremendous effort for the club to bring him here.

“I don’t know if this situation will change anything, but I think we will see strange things at the end of the year.”

Moratti also spoke about Lautaro Martinez, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, and reckons he could be used in a potential deal to bring in Messi.

“He is a very good lad, he cares about his career. But, as I said before, we have to see if it’s part of an operation for bigger players like Messi.”

This is not the first time that Moratti has spoken about Messi. He has said he would have tried to bring the GOAT to the San Siro after Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.