New Barcelona technical chief, Ramon Planes, has appealed to Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi to stay with the club, saying that they were planning to build the team around him.
Planes has been promoted after the axing of Eric Abidal this week.
“Yesterday [Ronald] Koeman himself spoke about [the upcoming meeting with Messi],” said Planes.
“It’s normal for them to speak.
“He is the captain of the team, the best in the world and in history.
“They are private meetings.
“We want to build a project with young [players] and Messi.
“We are clear that we want to build a team of youngsters.
“Talking about certain names now is not right.
“The club must build a winning project and we are working on that”