There's been talk in Spain of Manchester City meeting Messi's €200 million buyout clause, but Bartomeu argues the final decision would still be left to the Argentine.
"I would not say so (he would leave), so why would I ask? I do not want Messi to leave Barca and he will not leave Barca,.
"It is what I think. He has been formed in our club and is having an amazing career. I do not think anyone will pay the clause.
"If someday Messi wants to leave, I will try to convince him otherwise."
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