Barcelona star Lionel Messi's charitable organisation Fundacion Leo Messi has moved to deny reports that the 25-year-old's first son has been born.
ViWiMe, a radio station from the player's native Argentina, had written on Twitter that his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo had given birth, only for no confirmation to be made on the matter.
The rumour led the forward's fans to send messages of support and congratulations to him, however, it has now been announced that the reports were false.
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"However, they would like to say that the information about the birth of Leo's son that has been doing the rounds is totally false."
Messi is currently preparing for Sunday's Clasico clash with Real Madrid at Camp Nou, with Barcelona currently eight Liga points ahead of the Spanish champions.