Tuesday December 14 2010
Messi shrugs off Inter speculation

Leo Messi is in Milan today, but shrugged off reports he was in town for talks with Inter. “Inter are not in my thoughts.”

President Massimo Moratti has repeatedly praised the Barcelona star and hinted at a possible transfer bid in future.

As the 23-year-old was spotted in Milan on Tuesday, it fuelled further speculation.

"At the moment Inter are not in my thoughts," assured Messi.

"Moratti's compliments please me. I have great respect for him, but I'm a Barcelona player and I feel really good in Catalonia.

"Inter are not in my thoughts,” he reiterated.

Messi is expected to beat Inter's Wesley Sneijder in the race for the Ballon d'Or, along with Barcelona teammates Andres Iniesta and Xavi.