Inter Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has shrugged off talk of a sensational move for Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.
Messi is being linked with the Serie A club, where their owners Suning are ready to splash out big to sign the 29-year-old forward.
Asked about the prospect, Pioli though was lukewarm.
“Messi? With great sincerity, I do not want to joke with anyone,” said Pioli.
“I just think about coaching the team, then there are the leaders who think of writing a great future for Inter.”