Chelsea and Manchester City have both been heavily linked with a move for the Argentina superstar but he insists that he does not want to leave the Camp Nou Lionel Messi insists he has no intention of leaving Barcelona, amidst talk of a potential move away from Camp Nou. The Argentina superstar has been heavily linked with both Manchester City and Chelsea but says that rumours of talks with the two Premier League clubs are “lies”. Reports had suggested that Messi and Enrique were at loggerheads after the 27-year-old was benched against Real Sociedad – a match Barca lost 1-0 – and that the forward was pushing for the manager to be dismissed. However, Messi has now hit back at such claims, insisting that he has no “rivalry” with the former Roma boss. “I never demanded anything to stay, as I have no intention of leaving,” he told Barca TV. “It is not good to look for rivalry between Luis Enrique and me, because there is none. “We must be more united than ever. They should not throw s*** at us. We just want to achieve things for the club. “I never demanded anything to stay, as I have no intention of leaving. “It is said that my father spoke with Man City, with Chelsea. It’s all lies, it’s all lies.” Messi scored as Barca ran out 3-1 winners over Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday, further enhancing his claim to win the Ballon d’Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. But Messi is relaxed heading into the ceremony – which takes place on January 12 – and has praised the respective seasons of his rivals. “Whoever wins the Ballon D’Or will deserve it, whether it is Neuer or Cristiano, who had incredible year,” he added.