Lionel Messi, Stegen and De Jong emerge as players not to be sold by Barcelona

Lionel Messi, Stegen and De Jong emerge as players not to be sold by Barcelona

- Lionel Messi will not be sold by Barcelona this summer

- Goalkeeper Stegen and also Frenkie De Jong are the other two players

- Barcelona are planning for massive clear out when the season comes to an end

Reigning Spanish champions Barcelona are reportedly preparing for massive overhauling this summer with Lionel Messi, Stegen and De Jong said to be the only three players who are safe.

Lionel Messi has been playing for Barcelona since he was young starting from the La Masia Academy before he got the chance to play for the first squad.

And since the Argentine entered Barcelona's first team, Lionel Messi has become an important member of the squad with the team even built around him.

According to the report on ESPN, Barcelona gaffer Quique Setien wants massive clear out at the Camp Nou in which only three players have the immunity.

Goalkeeper Stegen has also been a fantastic stopper for the Catalans since he got to Nou Camp helping them win last season's Spanish La Liga title.

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Dutchman Frenkie De Jong joined Barcelona from Ajax a season after he failed to steer his former club to the Champions League final losing against Tottenham.

Barcelona want the Champions League title to return to Camp Nou and the club's chiefs feel that overhauling and bringing in fresh legs will help them in their quest.

The Catalans have also been linked with a move for Neymar to return to Spain two seasons after making a move to Paris-Saint-Germain.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona captain Lionel Messi responded to reports linking him with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan and also claims that he paid for Ronaldinho's bail to get out of prison.

There have been reports for months that Lionel Messi does not want to end his career at Barcelona with many claiming that he wants to move to Italy and continue rivalry with Ronaldo.

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Messi who has never played for any other club than Barcelona has now rubbished the reports claiming that he is happy at Barcelona and will remain at Nou Camp.

The Argentine footballer made this known on his official social media account branding the reports as fake and told his fans not to take such serious.

He also denied reports of him helping former teammate Ronaldinho to pay his bail from prison where he was recently released to house arrest.

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Source: Legit.ng

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