Barcelona star Lionel Messi has demanded the club sign versatile Bayern Munich star David Alaba, reports claim.
Alaba has been strongly linked with a stunning move to Real Madrid by his father, who recently claimed Zinedine Zidane’s side were “really interested” in his services.
But the Champions League winners have competition from their rivals.
Spanish website Don Balon claims Messi has told Barcelona chiefs that he would like Alaba at the Nou Camp next season.
Alaba was asked about the rumours circulating about his future. He said: "For now there is nothing concrete.
"I know that in football everything can go very quickly. But, for now, I am focused on the national team and after that, pre-season in Munich. I feel very, very good in Munich and I still have things to do there."