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Messi would like Rooney & Bale link-up
Lionel Messi has said he would relish the opportunity to play alongside Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale in the future.
The Barcelona star, speaking at the opening of a museum in the city at which fans can see trophies and awards he has won, praised Manchester United's Rooney and Tottenham's Bale for their performances.
Rooney - whose future has been the subject of speculation after he was dropped to the bench for the Champions League defeat at home to Real Madrid - and Bale have both been linked with moves to European clubs.
And Messi said: "Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale are both great players - they are doing so well for their clubs - and I always want to play with the best players.
"I have to be careful what I say, because I can't see them leaving their teams soon. But of course I want to play with the best players."