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The Nerazzurri believe he only wants to stay at Barcelona

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Inter Milan’s Guiseppe Marotta has described rumors linking Barcelona captain Lionel Messi with a move to the San Siro as ‘fantasy football.’

It’s been reported in Italy this week that Messi’s father Jorge is buying a house in Milan, predictably sending the rumor mill into overdrive.

Marotta was asked about the speculation on Saturday night and wasn’t having any of it.

“We are talking about fantasy football. He is definitely not one of our objectives and we believe that he is only interested in staying with Barcelona.”

Source | Di Marzio

Inter and Barcelona could still do business this summer. Speculation continues about a move for Lautaro Martinez with Sport reporting the deal is still on the “right track.”