Barca confirm Inter’s Messi bid

But Laporta quickly told Inter president Massimo Moratti to forget about signing the Argie star.

Laporta told Corriere dello Sport when asked about Moratti had expressed an interest in buying the Argie: “Yes he did.

“But there is nothing to talk about. Messi is not for sale, he (Moratti) must forget about it.

“Massimo is a very successful businessman, but for how he behaves, especially a gentleman.

“Between us is born a beautiful friendship from the first meeting because he speaks to me as a brother.

“He has great human values, listens to others, but is also appealing and full of humour. This have made easier the exchange between Ibrahimovic and Eto’o.”

The 22-year-old recently signed a new deal that will keep him at Barca until 2016 and holds an 250million euros buyout clause.