Leo Messi and Eric Abidal's war of words has led to much speculation about the Argentine's future. He can leave for free at the end of the season, if he wants. Many clubs have been linked with him, including Juventus, one of the few sides who might be able to afford him.
Maurizio Sarri, Juve coach, was asked about the forward. "Leo is a Barcelona player," said Sarri, expressively. "If I was a Barca director, I'd say 'What the hell does this Sarri want.' So I prefer not to answer the question."
Juve's supposed interest in Messi might be related to the Guardiola operation that has been discussed.