Lionel Messi will never be sold by Barcelona, says Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
FC Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said the Bundesliga giants will never look to sign FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as he feels that the Catalan giants will not look to give away the 27-year-old striker.
"Messi and Barcelona are like a marriage for a lifetime. They should not be separated from each other, just like Bayern and [Philipp] Lahm. I know those in charge at Barcelona pretty well, they will never sell him. He has a 250 million-euro release clause. Messi has to stay at Barcelona," the added.
There have been reports of there being a rift between the Argentinian skipper and his manager at Nou Camp, Luis Enrique and there was speculation of Messi looking to leave the club and make a shift to England.
However, Messi had denied any such rumours and said that his relationship with Enrique was all okay and also brushed away all talk of him making a possible move to Chelsea. The 44-year-old Enrique too said that Lionel Messi is still important for the club and they require him to contribute to the cause completely.