Speaking in an exclusive interview with Argentinian outlet Diario Olé, Atlético Madrid head coach Diego Simeone discussed how he tried to sign Lionel Messi.

“With all due respect, I didn’t call Leo [Messi], but I did call Luis [Suárez] to ask him how Messi was and if there was even the slightest possibility of him coming to Atlético. This was something that lasted three hours because PSG were already obsessed with the signing. Did it come to anything? No, nothing, you see the plane passing through the sky and you say here he comes, well, that’s how it is (laughs).”