Inter Miami chief soccer officer & sporting director Chris Henderson and head coach Phil Neville have both refused to be drawn on the club's links to Lionel Messi.

As reported by 90min, the Herons are one of at least three MLS clubs understood to be interested in acquiring the iconic Argentine, who is also on the shortlist of former club FC Barcelona.

Earlier this week, Inter Miami announced they'd signed head coach Neville to a new one-year contract. During the following press conference, both Henderson and Neville were asked about the links to Messi, but the pair remained coy on the topic.

"I knew Messi would come up!" Henderson joked to reporters. "It's great to be connected with amazing players. I don't want to comment on someone who's not on our roster."

Messi was part of the Argentina squad that trained and played in Miami back in September, with the 35-year-old scoring twice in La Albiceleste's 3-0 win over Honduras at Hard Rock Stadium.