"I'm in agreement that to get back to winning the Champions League we have to have the best players".
'If the club sign him, brilliant. I don't know if he's the priority.
Barcelona already boast a wealth of attacking options in Messi, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho.
Alongside the French boss, Kylian Mbappe was unable to offer any clues on his worldwide teammate's future: "I know he will be on the plane to Russian Federation with us". "And he is very good!"
The Argentine, whose side were surprisingly dumped out of last season's competition at the quarter-final stage by Roma despite winning the first leg 4-1, added: "The truth is we would like to have won more Champions Leagues, above all in the last three years".
Messi, though, is adamant the season was a success. I'm just saying that to win the Champions League you need to have the best. "It's true that the Champions League excited everyone because of what it means to win it, but there's no need to take anything away from what we have done".