Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge of Bayern Munich has stated that the Barcelona striker would be too expensive for the Champions League title holders to even consider.
He dismissed an emerging report from Spain as well as honorary president Franz Beckenbauer’s earlier statements of putting Messi in the Munich frontline to create a ‘dream’ strikeforce in the Bundesliga.
"Messi? We are talking about figures here that are simply absurd, a transfer fee that is even higher than what we spent on Javi Martinez. We won't go there," Rummenigge told UK press.
"Plus I know Sandro Rosell. Barcelona would never sell Messi. He is a saint at Barcelona and they will not sell him.
"And I think it would be in Messi's best interest to stay at Barcelona. He fits in perfectly there."
This is not the first time that Barcelona’s prized striker has been rumoured to move from his throne in the La Liga.
Paris Saint-Germain recently squashed rumours that they were interested in purchasing him, clearly stating that they would not splash the cash for the 26-year old footballer.
Lionel Messi’s contract with Camp Nou extends to 2018.