The Barcelona playmaker has once more been linked with City after studies of unrest on the Nou Camp.
Messi, 32, is reported to have a clause in his contract that will permit him to go away Barca on a free transfer on the finish of the season.
There is an apparent connection between the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and Guardiola, underneath whom he gained two Champions League titles at Barcelona, however the present City supervisor is just not anticipating to renew their partnership.
‘He is a player from Barcelona and he will stay there, that’s my want for him to keep in Barcelona,” stated Guardiola, who stays a Barca fan and has often been requested about Messi all through his tenure on the Etihad Stadium.
‘I’m not going to discuss gamers for different golf equipment. I believe he will end his profession there, that’s my want.’
Guardiola is with out one in all his present star gamers for Sunday’s Premier League conflict with West Ham after Raheem Sterling suffered a hamstring harm in final week’s defeat at Tottenham.
City are nonetheless unclear how lengthy the England worldwide will likely be absent and whether or not he will likely be match to face Real Madrid within the Champions League on February 26.
Guardiola stated: ‘It’s a hamstring harm, and we are going to see. Of course it takes weeks however we’ll see earlier than Leicester, (Real) Madrid and the remainder of the video games. I don’t know proper now.
‘It’s an issue, nevertheless it’s an issue we had with (Ilkay) Gundogan out for six months within the first 12 months, and (Aymeric) Laporte this season for 4 or 5 months.
‘It’s at all times an issue however it’s what it’s. During the season it occurs, this sort of factor. sadly for the gamers.’