In an interview with RAC 1, Barcelona president Joan Laporta denied reports of a Lionel Messi return to Barcelona.
“I have not received any message from Messi or his entourage about returning to Barça. And the truth is that we are not considering it at the moment. But of course, Messi is Messi. And he’s a winner.
“I don’t have fluid communication with Messi like I did before he left. His departure almost felt worse to me because of personal and family issues than because of the strictly sporting aspects.”
“Xavi will be here for a long time.”