Former Barcelona director of football Ariedo Braida discussed star forward Lionel Messi and Inter striker Lautaro Martinez in an interview with Italian newspaper Libero earlier today.

First, he suggested that the 33-year-old Messi wouldn’t leave Barcelona for the Nerazzurri.

“I don’t think so. Messi is fine and happy in Barcelona, he will stay in Catalonia where he is a king. People love him very much and he has never considered the possibility of changing teams.”

Braida then touched on the 22-year-old Lautaro, who is heavily wanted by the Blaugrana. The Catalan side failed to pay his €111 million release clause last month and so will look to negotiate with the Nerazzurri at the end of this season.