Previous Inter president Massimo Moratti said Lionel Messi won’t leave Barcelona, while he additionally talked about the eventual fate of Nerazzurri star Lautaro Martinez.
Messi has been connected to Inter since Moratti said the record six-time Ballon d’Or victor joining the Serie A club was not a “prohibited dream”.
Barca genius Messi is contracted to the LaLiga champions until 2021 yet his future is a long way from sure at Camp Nou, where he has conflicted with board individuals this season.
“Messi is everybody’s fantasy, except he won’t move from Barcelona. He’s as yet the best player there is,” Moratti told Gr Parlamento.
Entomb forward Martinez has been tipped to connect up with Argentina colleague Messi at Barcelona.
Additionally connected to Spanish mammoths Real Madrid and Premier League powerhouse Manchester City, Martinez had scored 16 objectives in 31 games over all rivalries before the coronavirus pandemic carried game to a halt.
“It will all depend on him, I read that Barcelona are making exorbitant offers for him which will be difficult to say no to,” Moratti said.
Inter backed new head coach Antonio Conte in the transfer market at the start of the 2019-20 season and the Italian outfit are being linked with more moves.
Conte’s Inter are reportedly favourites to sign Brescia and Italy sensation Sandro Tonali.
“Sandro Tonali is good but Inter already have Stefano Sensi,” Moratti added.
Moratti was also asked about Inter possibly targeting Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, who has taken the Bundesliga by storm since arriving from Salzburg in January.
“What he does makes you want to sign him but Inter already have Romelu Lukaku,” he said.