Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has rejected the idea that the French champions are trying to tap up Barcelona legend Lionel Messi after France Football released an issue with the Argentina international on the front cover in a PSG shirt.

The article in question detailed Neymar's role in trying to convince Messi to reunite with him at Parc des Princes after their Barca days together and also came up with various financial scenarios that could come into play if the pair were to play together again in Paris.

Speaking at his prematch press conference, Pochettino distanced PSG from the report and insisted that no player quotes or publications represent an advance from the Ligue 1 giants toward Messi.