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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar leaving Barca 'impossible' - Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez or Neymar aren't going anywhere this summer, calling the exit of any of the three "impossible" on Wednesday.

The trio, known collectively as "MSN," led Barcelona to a domestic double of La Liga and Copa del Rey titles this campaign, after last season firing the Blaugrana to the Treble.

Their success, however, has led to interest from other clubs -- particularly for Neymar, whose contract renewal talks had been put on hold due to the Brazilian captain's recent tax issues -- with rumours circulating the club could not afford all three.

On the heels of a world record kit sponsorship deal with Nike, Bartomeu, however, insisted no departures would be taking place.

"No, I think it's impossible," he told French radio station RMC.

Barcelona's MSN trio led the club to a domestic double this season.

"All our players are very happy with our club and our city because it is very pleasant to live there.

"The players are very happy to be in a club that wins. I'm not afraid because everyone is happy, nobody asked me to leave.

"I read the press and all the media. There are many clubs in the world that would have players of Barcelona -- ​it's normal, they are very good.

"[But] they told us they were feeling very good in Barcelona and we now prepare for next season."

Barcelona won their last six games of the season, scoring 26 goals and not conceding, but the Barcelona president believes that the squad will still see personnel changes in the summer.

"Everyone thinks that Barca don't need to sign anyone, but every summer there are changes. We're a club that needs alterations -- it's the managers and the technicians who ask for them.

"There's always something to be done. To see new names is good for the image of the club."

French playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa has been heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou in the summer, but Bartomeu refused to be comment on individual rumours.

Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa has enjoyed an impressive season with Nice in Ligue 1.

"We've just finished the season and I know that our coaches and technicians are preparing next season," he said. "I don't know yet what players we will have next season, but it's certain that Barca will have new players coming from the reserve team and from outside.

"There are also players who will leave this summer -- that's the way it is. But I don't know the names."

Bartomeu was also informed that Messi had recently bought a home in Paris, where Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain are based.

"I did not know that! Paris is a beautiful city, but I did not know," he said.

"Messi knows Paris well -- it is a very charming city. That's good, Messi is going to Paris on vacation, it's good!

"He said a few months ago that Barcelona will be his last club in Europe. He wants to finish his career in Europe with Barca."

ESPN FC's France correspondent, Mark Rodden, contributed to this report.

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