Get the biggest City transfer window stories, pre-season news and updates delivered straight to your inbox Barcelona president Joan Laporta has reassured fans about Lionel Messi's future at the club with negotiations between the two parties believed to be edging closer.
Messi is currently out of contract at Barcelona and his apparent availability alerted the likes of Manchester City, who were heavily linked for the Argentine's services last summer.
However, City have been dealt a blow in their pursuit with negotiations reportedly progressing well between Messi and Barcelona.
Laporta addressed the speculation on the club's official website on Thursday evening and revealed he is confident in keeping the Argentine superstar at the club. "ThRead more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk