James Pallotta, Roma’s president, has told Barcelona to give his club Lionel Messi as compensation for hijacking their move for Girondins de Bordeux's Malcom deal.
The Italian club had announced on Monday that a deal has been reached with Malcom and his representatives.
However, the Spanish giants reportedly contacted the Brazilian’s agent and concluded his transfer in less than 24 hours. Barcelona flew the winger to Camp Nou in a private jet for his medicals, while Roma officials were waiting for his arrival at the airport.
Understandably, the La Liga Champions have been frustrated by Chelsea rejecting their attempts on three occasions to sign Willian.
Pallotta threatened to sue the Catalan club and rejected their apology. He said the club will only accept their apology if Messi is used as a bargain.
“Barcelona called us to apologise, but I don’t accept their apology,” he told Sirius XM Radio.
“The only way I will accept their apology is if they send us Messi.