Paul Pogba has been linked with a move away from Manchester United
Pogba, who joined Manchester United for a club-record £89million fee in 2016, has been linked with a summer exit from Old Trafford after a poor season.
Reports in Spain suggest the 25-year-old has been told to look for a new club, while his agent offered him to Manchester City in January.
And, according to Diario Gol, the idea of playing for Barcelona appeals to Pogba.
It is claimed he believes he can replace Andres Iniesta, who is expected to quit the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
However, Messi has reportedly put a block on the prospect of Barcelona launching a move.
Diario Gol claim the Argentina superstar has two reasons for being against the signing of Pogba.
Messi reportedly believes the United academy graduate should not be given another chance to join the club after previously snubbing their interest.
He is also said to think that the France international would be a bad fit for the team’s midfield.
Pogba’s future has come under scrutiny again after a shocking performance in the 1-0 defeat against West Brom.
He was booked in the first half for handball before being hooked by Mourinho soon after the break.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has said his client has no plans to quit the club.
Lionel Messi has vetoed Paul Pogba’s potential move to Barcelona
Speaking last month, Raiola said: “I don’t take anyone anywhere, I’m not a taxi or a plane.
“Of course, if things weren’t going well then I’d be ready to do my job, which is to find other solutions for the club and the player.
“There’s no war with Mourinho though, Paul wants to win with Manchester United.”
Pogba is likely to face fresh competition for a place in Mourinho’s midfield next season.
Express Sport exclusively revealed in December that the United boss plans to swoop for Lazio ace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer.