It has been reported that Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was pushed by reporters yesterday about Premier League interest in Lionel Messi.
Influential media figures in England and Spain have claimed Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have been surprised to receive some encouragement from Messi’s minders in recent weeks.
Asked about the situation, Enrique responded: “I have not spoken to Messi on the possibility of moving to the Premier League.
“I met him and talked about his injury.
“He is going through a normal rehabilitation and we look forward to him coming back.
“But we did not talk for long and we did not talk about if he should move to the Premier League, so you have to ask him when the opportunity arises.”