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Barcelona candidate Laporta takes aim at Man City, PSG over Messi pursuit

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has taken aim at Lionel Messi's suitors.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been the teams closest linked to Messi, yet Laporta believes Barcelona will have a sporting advantage over the two fiscal powerhouses.

"It won't be easy because he's receiving offers from clubs that don't lack money, because they have either a tycoon or a state behind them," Laporta explained in a campaign speech on Friday.

"Messi is very comfortable here, I'm convinced.

"From what I know of him, he wants to stay. He loves Barcelona and I enjoy the honesty he has always spoken to me with."

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