Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has told Manchester City to forget about signing Lionel Messi next summer.

Messi has been heavily linked with City due to his connection with Pep Guardiola who extended his contract at the club to two years.

Guardiola has been mandated to help the club with the Champions League and signing Messi is part of an elaborate plan to make that happen.

However, Font explained that he has already told Manchester City chiefs that their chances of signing Lionel Messi will be zero if the club should elect him the next president.

“I already told Soriano to forget about Messi, to look for alternatives to win the Champions League.

“Messi will continue with us and we will win the Champions League.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona boss Koeman has decided to rest Lionel Messi for their Champions League encounter against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night, November 24.