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Barcelona not interested in selling Lionel Messi, says Ramon Planes

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The club insist they want their captain to stay

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Everything is developing pretty quickly in the Lionel Messi situation. The Argentine officially requested his contract be terminated yesterday and Barcelona are being forced to consider what their next move is.

A speculated decision that Barcelona might make is attempting to sell Lionel Messi. Technical secretary Roman Planes made it clear that the club isn’t considering that option at all and will be making every effort to convince Messi to stay.

“We want to build another winning cycle alongside the best player in the world. We all continue to count on Messi.

“We are not contemplating a departure of Messi. We want Messi to stay.

“We are working internally to convince Messi to stay. Messi has not told us that he’s not going to show up for training.”

Ramon Planes | Source

This isn’t going to end well.