Next Match: at home to Villarreal, December 14
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group H)
President Sandro Rosell has explained there are no immediate plans to offer Lionel Messi an upgraded contract, but has ruled out the possibility of the Argentinian leaving Barcelona under his watch. Messi renewed his deal with the Catalans last year and rumours have emerged he is on the hunt for another contract after Cristiano Ronaldo was made the highest paid player in the world by Real Madrid three months ago. Asked by reporters if there was an agreement to offer Messi a new deal, Rosell said: "Not at the moment, no. While I am president of this club, I think it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to see Messi leaving." Rosell also expressed confidence that Andres Iniesta will put pen to paper on his pending new contract soon.