Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has named the club eight "untouchable" players, with Manchester United targets Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati among them.
The Catalan giants have appointed Ronald Koeman as their new manager, following the club's shocking 8 - 2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Now as the club are looking to improve the squad for the next season, Bartomeu has ruled out the possibility of selling eight players, including Dembele and Fati.
In a lengthy interview with Barcelona TV,
president said: “Messi is untouchable & non-transferable. He knows it, we all know it.
“But there are various non-transferable players like (Marc Andre) Ter Stegen, (Clement) Lenglet, (Nelson) Semedo, (Frenkie) De Jong, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Ousmane) Dembele… players we are counting on in the future.”
“We have had (offers) for Ansu Fati, for example.
“But Barca does not want to sell players, although we receive several offers for players.
“We don’t want to sell him. He has a great future. I’m telling you from here, he’s non-transferable.”