Jeremy Mathieu says he can’t envisage Lionel Messi playing for any other club than Barcelona.
The Argentina international has been linked with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Premier League leaders Chelsea over the past 12 months.
Messi, who has a contract with the Catalan side until 2018, has scored 17 goals in 2015 so far, finding his form after a mixed start to the season.
Barcelona defender Mathieu rubbished talk of the three-time Champions League winner moving to Laurent Blanc’s PSG side in the summer transfer window.
“Messi to PSG? Impossible,” Mathieu told RMC. “I can’t see Messi at any other club than Barcelona.”
Messi has scored 32 goals and has made 15 assists in 28 La Liga appearances this season, helping Luis Enrique’s men to claim top spot in La Liga.
The South American has also netted eight times in eight Champions League games as Barcelona eased past Manchester City and into the quarter-finals earlier this month.
Barcelona make the trip to Celta Vigo in their next Spanish top-flight fixture.