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Antonio Conte laughs off Lionel Messi to Inter rumors

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The boss is not having any of it

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Inter boss Antonio Conte laughed off rumors his club could try and land Lionel Messi from Barcelona after atheir 2-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday.

The Italian was asked if he’d prefer to sign the Barcelona captain or four players worth €50m and made it clear neither was going to happen.

“I think both of those scenarios are pretty improbable!

“I am holding on tight to my players, as they are giving their all, I can guarantee that.

“It’d be easier to move the Duomo than to bring Messi to Inter!”

Source | Goal

The rumor mill got excited about Messi heading to the San Siro last week after it emerged that Jorge Messi was buying a house in Milan.

Sporting director Beppe Marotta was also asked about the rumors and described such talk as “fantasy football, a utopian situation.”