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Lionel Messi will not find a better home than Barcelona, says Pep Guardiola

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The Man City boss hopes he stays at the Camp Nou

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Pep Guardiola has been talking about Lionel Messi amid speculation over the captain’s future and says the Argentine will “not find a better home” than Barcelona.

A new report this week has claimed Paris Saint-Germain have made Messi an offer, although the 33-year-old is not expected to make a decision on his future until the end of the season.

Manchester City have been previously linked with a move for Messi, but Guardiola has once again reiterated his desire for the forward to finish his career at the Camp Nou.

“I hope he can finish his career at Barça. Messi will not find a better home than at Barça,” he said.

“The only thing that needs to be done, as our dear teacher said, is to go back to the origins, to rescue the cause of things, which makes Barça special in many things in the way they play.

“We know how to do it. The founding thing is already done. All you have to do is dust it off, put some oil on it, the nails ... and do it again. There is no better club to do it.”

Source | TV3

TV3 are also reporting that Messi’s father has met with Joan Laporta for the first time to talk about a new contract. A two-year deal was discussed and a possible future ambassadorial role with Barcelona.