Inter director Beppe Marotta has responded to rumors the Nerazzurri could try to pull off a shock move for Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Friday that Messi’s father is buying a house in Milan, sparking excitement from Inter fans that the Argentine could be tempted to San Siro.

Marotta was asked by Sky Sport Italia on Saturday what he thought about the speculation and made his feelings on the issue quite clear.

“It’s fantasy football. He certainly is not one of our objectives and I think he’s interested in continuing his football career in Barcelona.”