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Man City boss Guardiola: I want Messi to stay with Barcelona

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to comment on reports of a move for Barcelona star Leo Messi.

Messi's future at Barcelona is the source increasing uncertainty, with Manchester City long-seen as the club he would join if he ever left Camp Nou.

City's hierarchy are confident the presence of Guardiola would make them his first choice – but their manager is adamant he wants the Argentine to remain at Barca.

Asked about a potential move for Messi, he said: “I answered this question about transfers - I am not going to speak until the end of the season.

“My wish is Messi is going to stay at Barcelona."

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