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The former Spain midfielder's current contract with the Catalans expires at the end of the season and has been linked with taking over the Nerazzurri in the past

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has dismissed the significance of the 'Inter' scarf he was sporting during Tuesday's Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.

The 41-year-old's current deal with the Blaugrana expires at the end of the season and he has been linked with the Nerazzurri in the past.

So, when Guardiola donned a blue-and-black scarf for his side's last 16 first-leg clash with Leverkusen, Premium Calcio came to the conclusion that the former Spain international was trying to tell them that he is bound for San Siro.

"No, it's fine, it's a gift from a friend," Guardiola told 'Champions League Live' before reiterating his commitment to Barca. "I currently train the most fascinating team there is."

Guardiola admitted that working with the likes of Lionel Messi is a privilege that he never takes for granted.

"He is the best player that I have ever coached and we are happy that he is with us."

Guardiola must now turn his attention to La Liga, with Barca set to face Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday.

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