Lionel Messi's father has dismissed talk of leaving Barcelona. Messi's father, Jorge Messi, insists the row over new contract demands is finished and that his son has no plans to leave Barcelona.

"Barcelona fans must know that Lionel's future is linked to this club," Messi Snr told Diario Ole.

"This chapter must be closed now, don't seek anything more than a direct reply from 'Leo' to the public declarations made by Mr. Faus.

"What has been said has been said and that's it. When Lionel says something, it becomes news.

"We don't want any conflict with the club, nor with the president and certainly not with the fans."

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