Paris Saint-Germain president, Al-Khelaifi, had reacted to the possibility of Barcelona star player, Lionel Messi joining the Ligue 1 giant.
This comes after Neymar stated that he wants to reunite with Messi.
PSG would appear better placed to sign Messi than Barcelona are equipped to re-sign Neymar, given the Camp Nou great could be available on a free transfer at the end of this season.
Getting Messi’s signature would be a remarkable coup for PSG and president Al-Khelaifi.
Speaking to French talk show Touche Pas a Mon Poste, Al-Khelaifi was asked about the possibility of Messi coming to Paris.
“Messi is a Barcelona player. I can’t talk about that,” replied Al-Khelaifi.
Al-Khelaifi then joked that he was currently in Barcelona but later quashed speculation by stressing he was actually in London.
Neymar was not nearly as diplomatic on Wednesday when he told ESPN: “What I want most is to play with Messi again.
“I want to play with him. I’ll let him play in my position if he wants! Next year, we have to play together, for sure.”
Neymar’s two goals in PSG’s win over United took him to 38 in the Champions League in his career. Since his debut in 2013, only Cristiano Ronaldo (79), Robert Lewandowski (60) and Messi (59) have scored more.
He, Messi and Luis Suarez forged a three-pronged attack at Barcelona that was dubbed the MSN forward line, until Neymar left suddenly in 2017 when PSG agreed to meet the buyout clause in his contract.