Gerard Pique has insisted selling Lionel Messi should not be an option for Barcelona as he feels the Argentine is still the best player in the world.

Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff recently stated the Catalans should consider cashing in on the prolific attacker now they have secured the services of Neymar, but Pique feels the Dutchman has got it wrong this time around.

"We always listen to what Johan has to say here at Barcelona because of everything he has done for the club as a player and a coach," Pique told Sport.

"He often brings something positive to the club, but in this case I think it's clear that Messi is untouchable.