Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge, rubbished reports he had been contacted by Paris Saint-Germain about the Barcelona star.
Messi, 33, continues to be linked with a move away from the LaLiga giants with his contract expiring at season’s end and having requested to leave during the close season.
PSG, Manchester City and Inter have previously been most strongly connected with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
But after a report claimed Jorge was contacted by PSG to start negotiations in January, Messi’s father denied the suggestion.
“Stop inventing!!! #fakenews,” he wrote on Instagram.
Messi has spent his entire professional career at Barcelona, where he has won 10 LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues among numerous other trophies.
He sensationally requested to leave the club in the close season but ultimately ended up staying.
@AntoGriezmann & #Messi pic.twitter.com/WZjCd1y9k9
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 9, 2020
Messi has scored six goals in 10 games this season, including three in seven in LaLiga.
Though it is still early in the LaLiga campaign, Messi is without an assist, while his two chances created per 90 minutes is his lowest since 2012-13 (1.6).
Ronald Koeman’s men are eighth in the LaLiga table, nine points adrift of leaders Real Sociedad but having played two fewer games.