Champions League: Messi reacts to Valverde dropping him against Sporting Lisbon, Juventus

Lukaku scored with a neat finish to draw United level

Lukaku scored with a neat finish to draw United level

Pep Guardiola has denied reports Manchester City offered Lionel Messi a €100million bonus to sign with the Premier League club, insisting the Argentina superstar was never going to leave Barcelona.

Lionel Messi has defended Gonzalo Higuain, claiming the Juventus striker is one of the best in the world and deserves to be in the Argentina squad.

"I've said many times that my dream is to play at Newell's but I don't know what will happen", Messi told TYC Sports.

"I have a family and my children come first, and then me".

Messi finally made his new contract at Camp Nou official last month, signing a deal that contains a €700m buyout clause. I want them to grow up in a calm place, being able to enjoy life with security. "They're very different", revealed the 30-year-old.

Messi is now the second highest paid player in the world, earning R8.7 million a week.


Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, rejected an offer to become the world's highest-paid player, from Manchester City and preferred a new contract with Barca.

"We went through a tough spell".

"I think if we do badly in this World Cup, we all have to disappear from the National Team".

"But it's true that we need to improve if we want to be world champions".

Having been drawn with Nigeria, Iceland and Croatia in Group D in next year's tournament, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor expressed worries about the threat posed by the Super Eagles to his country's chances of reaching the second round. As we are today, we are not far from that although there are better teams than us such as Brazil, Germany, France and Spain.

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