Furious Lionel Messi has slammed reports he is about to leave Barcelona as “fake news”.
And the Argentina star also angrily denied claims that he paid the bail for Barca legend Ronaldinho to be released from a high-security jail in Paraguay.
Reports in recent days have linked Messi with a move to either Inter Milan or Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys once the current season finishes.
And it was also claimed that the 32-year-old may have paid the $1.6million (£1.3m) bail so that Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis could be freed from jail after 32 days behind bars on fake passport charges.
The two were released from prison this week and placed under house arrest in a luxury hotel in the capital Asuncion while they are investigated on fake passport charges.
Messi was furious when the stories started to circulate, and took to Instagram to vent his spleen.
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Source: Complete Sports