Messi has not asked for a pay-rise at Barcelona - Rosell

The Argentine is happy with his deal despite Cristiano Ronaldo becoming La Liga's best-paid player, while Andres Iniesta is expected to sign fresh terms, says the club president
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell insists that Lionel Messi has not asked for a new and improved contract after Real Madrid made Cristiano Ronaldo the world's best-paid player.

The Portugal international signed a five-year deal worth €21 million (£17.6m) per season on Sunday to become the football's highest-ever earner, fuelling speculation that the Argentine could demand a pay-rise to match.

However, Rosell has stressed that Ronaldo's contract renewal has had no impact on the Blaugrana star's stance over his current deal at Camp Nou.

"Does Ronaldo's renewal affects Messi's contract? Messi hasn't said anything to us," the club president told reporters.

"He's happy here and he's at the best club in the world. No news is good news."

Rosell then went on to discuss the ongoing contract talks with Andres Iniesta and stressed that he expects the midfielder, whose current terms are due to expire in June 2015, to renew imminently.

"Iniesta's renewal won't be a problem," he declared. "The wish of both parties is to renew the contract."