Lionel Messi has claimed he doesn’t reckon he and Cristiano Ronaldo can ever be friends in the future.
Messi and Ronaldo have dominated world football over the past decade with the duo sharing the end of year Ballon d’Or honours since 2007.
But while the two often come face to face in the ‘El Clasico’ for Real Madrid and Barcelona, Messi has revealed they rarely speak and can’t see a time when they would ever strike up a friendship.
"I don't know if we will be [friends in the future],” Messi told Marca.
“Friendship is built through spending time together and getting to know each other.”
Manchester United could reportedly be set for a huge £80million bid from Real Madrid for Anthony Martial.
The La Liga giants were widely criticised for not making a ‘big’ signing during the summer transfer window with their European rivals all making huge moves.
They lost out on Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain, despite the France international admitting his idol growing up was Zinedine Zidane.
But Real president Florentino Perez has been linked with a host of names for next summer, and Martial is reportedly on that list.
That’s according to the Sunday Mirror, who claim Zidane believes the 21-year-old has all the attributes to be the future at the Bernabeu.
And Spanish rivals Barcelona spent big on bringing Ousmane Dembele to the Nou Camp, although the former Borussia Dortmund star picked up an injury in only his third match for Ernesto Valverde’s side.