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No danger of Messi exit, says Faus

Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus has reiterated that there is no chance that Lionel Messi could leave the club any time soon.

The Blaugrana are eager to tie the Argentine down to a new deal at Camp Nou to make him the highest-paid player in the world, with speculation persisting throughout this season clubs including Bayern Munich and Manchster City could consider a colossal transfer bid for the star.

Faus, however, insists that there is no chance that contract talks could break down to the point where the 26-year-old is forced to consider other offers, despite a publicised dispute with the player earlier in the campaign.

"Leo is not in danger of leaving," he told RAC1.

"[President] Josep Maria Bartomeu said it, he said it and all of the directors have said it. He wants and we want to continue together."

Recent reports have circulated that coach Gerardo Martino will leave Barcelona this summer but Faus was also adamant that the former Newell's Old Boys coach has a future at Camp Nou.

"The club are not aware that he is leaving in June. We are working with the idea that he will continue at the club next season," he said.

Sandro Rosell resigned the Barca presidency earlier this year in the wake of the scandal concerning Neymar's signing and Faus feels his former colleague should be respected for his services to the club.

"He resigned for personal reasons after threats and felt that he was doing Barcelona a favour. He put in great service. And that's not appreciated enough."