Barca chief insists Messi`s exit from club `impossible` despite rumours
Johannesburg: Lionel Messi will be going nowhere as long as Sandro Rosell is in charge at Barcelona, the Catalans` president has said on Thursday, according to reports.
According to Sport24, four-time Ballon D`Or winner Messi is currently injured and out of action until January.
He is under contract until 2018, which will take him almost up to his 31st birthday, the report said.
Speculation about Messi`s future was sparked on Tuesday by Barca`s economic vice-president Javier Faus`s assertion that they did not need to renegotiate his contract, the report added.
According to media claims in Spain, Messi has a 250 million-euro buy-out clause, although teams that could afford that are few and far between, the report further said.
The rumours about a possible renegotiation seem to stem from a question of salaries, the report mentioned.