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Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani Meets With Barcelona's Lionel Messi - Report

Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has met with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani during a visit to Italy for commercial reasons at the weekend, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Argentina international travelled to Milan on Sunday morning to take part in a Dolce & Gabbana promotional event and Messi had lunch with Galliani at Nuova Arena once he had fulfilled his commercial obligations.

The meeting has fuelled speculation in Italy that Milan are interested in signing the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, but a transfer in the near future seems pretty much impossible following Messi's recent comments to Sky Sport Italia.

"I always want to stay with Barcelona, finish my career here and then maybe play in Argentina. I would like my European career to be around here," said the Blaugrana No. 10

Galliani is fully aware of Messi's commitment to Barcelona, but the Milan vice-president is eager to build up a good relationship with the tricky attacker with a view to possibly luring Messi to San Siro at a later stage in his career.

The transfer guru previously employed similar tactics to lure Ronaldinho away from Barcelona after the Brazil star had fallen out of favour at Camp Nou.

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